Chateau Tour des Gendres Bergerac Rouge 2018
|Region||France, South-West, Bergerac|
|Brand||Chateau Tour des Gendres|
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, Sémillon and Muscadelle for whites, and Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec for reds.
Vinification: Wine without sulphur. All bunches are destemmed, before being put directly into the vats on indigenous yeasts (thanks to the pied de cuve method of doing a very small pre-harvest to start the natural fermentation going). 20 days of maceration, during which 10 days a quick fermentation takes place until there are 0 grams of sugar left. The wine was bottled without being filtered in may 2019 without the addition of sulphur.
Aging : Aged on the lees without adding sulphites in stainless-steel vats and amphoras.
*Perigord (grape variety) is not listed in varietals because it was not an option yet*