On some of the most beautiful land in southwest France, Chateau Tour des Gendres sits in the appellation of Bergerac. This centuries-old stronghold of classic French food and wine culture is located on the bank of the Dordogne River, a 90-minute drive east of Bordeaux.
The de Conti family has run the farm here since the early 1900s, but only in 1986 did Luc de Conti and his brother, Jean, decide to plant the vineyard and embark on a new adventure of viticulture and winemaking. In 1994, they became the first in the region to move away from pesticides and chemicals and turn to 100 percent Organic farming. The property is planted with Sauvignon, Semillon and Muscadelle for whites, and Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec for reds. The de Conti family produces two delicious entry-level wines: Tour des Gendres Classique Blanc and La Gloire de Mon Pere (the red), both recognized as classic wines for the region. Along with the iconic cuvees of Moulin des Dames and Anthologia, these wines reflect the experience and passion of the de Conti family, as well as the rugged charm of their singular terroir.
Chateau Tour des Gendres is a household name found on virtually every fine wine-list in France, yet it is little-known outside France. These wines provide outstanding value; they are approachable and pleasurable, crunchy and bright, with an abundance of fruit. They are a truly great alternative to Bordeaux.
Farmed strictly according to Organic and Biodynamic principles.
Half clayey-limestone soil, including 30% clay, 20% Boulbene (sand-clayey soil)
50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc et 25% Malbec
The bunches are destalked. The fermentation and ageing on the lees occurs in stainless steel vats, with a 20 day maceration period. Filtration is minimal. No SO² is used during the vinification and bottling process.
Bouquet of vibrant red fruits such as gooseberry, blackcurrant and grenada. The attack is fresh and fruity, and prolonged with black fruits. The tannins are soft and balanced. At the end, the taste is appetising with ripened fruits, offering an easy-drinking wine that can also be paired with most simple meals!