Tour des Gendres | Moulin des Dames
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
Pale gold in colour, the nose reveals dried apricots, jammy fruits and toastiness with beautiful citrus zests bringing the freshness alive. The attack in the mouth is round, with a slight touch of sweetness accompanied by a very aromatic full body and a long persistence.
*Natural wines are suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians
Country & Region
France - South West France - Bergerac AOC
A 3.5 ha plot of vines on clay-limestone, with Aquitaine limestone.
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.”
100% destemmed grapes
Maceration for 48 hours
Settling (without enzymes)
Fermentation in foudres (30hl)
Ageing on Lees for 11 months
Fish in creamy sauces, truffles, blue cheese or goats’ cheese or poultry.