Bergerac Blanc "Moulin des Dames" Château Tours des Gendres, Organic 2018
Château Tours des des Gendres, Bergerac
Vincenzo de Conti along with his wife and children settled down in South-West France in 1925. 1956, his son Primo de Conti took over the family agricultural business with his wife Michelle, who looked after a couple of horses, and with his brother Albert. Luc, the 3rd generation, settled down at the farm in the early 80s, following his passion for horses. He inherited several old vines, and planted more plots later on, while his wife Martine started managing the receptive side of the business.
His cousin Francis, with whom he grew up with in this large family, joined Luc, Matine & the business in 1990. He brought with him 20 hectares of vines planted in the Saint Julien d'Eymet and Grand Caillou areas, and took charge of the vines.
Organic/biodynamic practices in the vineyard, fermentation is in barrels made from Allier oak, 50% new, 50% used before, no finings no filtration, very little sulphites.
Intense buttery texture, super-rich warm spiced apricots, peaches and quinces, incredible concentration and well-defined minerality. Ample mouthfeel and vivacity essential for a fine equilibrium.
Grapes: 35% Sauvignon, 50% Semillon, 15% Muscadelle