Bergerac Rouge "Cuvée des Conti" Château Tours des des Gendres, Organic 2019
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.
20 hectares of vines planted in the Saint Julien d'Eymet and Grand Caillou areas, and took charge of the vines.
Produced according to Organic and Biodynamic principles this is a blend of Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and a little Muscadelle. It spends eight months on its lees, with the Muscadelle getting a month in barrel which, taken altogether, makes for a magnificently full flavoured wine.
Intense aromas of plums, red cherries and sweet spices with a hint of vanilla. On the palate, round and spicy with notes of cassis and dark chocolate. The finish is lingering and the acidity balanced.
Grapes: 80% Merlot, 12% Malbec, 8 % Cabernet Franc