The clayey limestone hills of the Canon-Fronsac appellation area boast the same characteristics as those of Saint-Emilion. Château Gaby’s vines grow mainly at the top of the hill in asteriated limestone and along the combe facing south.
Natural drainage combined with perfect exposure to the sun produce very favorable ripening conditions for all the grape varieties, especially the Cabernet Franc, which is used in increasing proportions in the final blend.
In 2014, Château Gaby embarked on a process to convert to organic agriculture. Its certification from the 2018 vintage onwards represents a meaningful step in this progression.
We attach a great importance to the first moments of the winemaking, where we work in the sweet phase to have very supple tannins, a fruity that expresses very well and gives very fine wines.
92 Pts james Suckling.com
Gaby Cuvée has a lovely deep color with bright tints. The bouquet is very elegant and multilayered with hints of spice and black and red fruit that delicately intermingle.
Gaby Cuvée is made with fruit from the best plots of the property, which make up 1.5 hectares (3.7 acres) on the limestone plateau with more complex soil types, 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.
It is made open-topped wooden vats and the cap is regularly punched. This technique was first used in Burgundy and enables the gentle extraction of tannins making subtle, perfectly elegant wines. The maturation process takes place in 100% French oak vats during 18 to 24 months.
On the palate, this wine is delicious and complex with round, silky tannins. Throughout the tasting Gaby Cuvée displays multiple layers and is a very subtle, elegant wine.
91 Pts james Suckling.com
Lovely color, intense red with bright tints. Pretty red fruit hints on the nose and in some vintages black fruit too. Discretely woody that highlights the classy nature of this wine.
Château Gaby is a blend of three grape varieties from a 14.5-hectare (35.8 acres) vineyard grown on clayey limestone hills.
80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Good, no-nonsense attack, moving attractively to red, then black fruit, very ripe, very elegant tastes with slightly toasted and spicy hints that linger on to the finish. What makes it stand out: complexity and wealth.