Gendres Gloire De Mon Père Bergerac
Natural wine has no uniform definition. It is a general term used to describe artisanal wine made using organically and/or biodynamically grown hand-picked grapes which are vinified with little or no intervention. Winemakers often rely on indigenous yeast to catalyse natural fermentation, avoiding the use of any chemicals, additives or sulphites.
The result is wine which is alive, energetic, vibrant and unexpected – a welcomed contrast to the industrial practices of the wine industry.
Name of Estate/Domaine:
Château Tour des Gendres
A deep red colour with violet tints. The nose is very ripe: forest fruits, chocolate, liquorice & violet alongside toasty notes. The mouth has a generous structure with deep and firm tannins to accompany a lovely sweetness.
*Natural wines are suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians
Country & Region
France - South West France - Bergerac AOC
50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, & 25% Malbec
Warm clayey-limestone soils with limestone dominating, on Marl from the Castillon region. These soils are water-poor, southern-facing and on a slight hill.
Turning toward organic farming was Luc de Conti’s idea: “I wanted to restore a natural balance. I felt that I would be able to produce wines with more character... I wanted to be able to look beyond the immediate future and ensure my family and I had a better way of life.”
All stalks removed
Punching of the cap
Fermentation over 30 days with micro-oxygenation under the cap
Maturation in barrels and foudres for 12 months and then a further 6 months in stainless steel vats
Confit duck, cassoulet, game pâté or soft cheese