Producer: Chateau Tours des Gendres
Grapes: Malbec, Merlot
Production: Organic, Biodynamic
Nutshell: Fruity, Spicy, Soft, Full
Vegan/Vegetarian Friendly: Vegan
About Chateau Tours des Gendres
The 52-hectare Chateau Tour des Gendres was founded 1925 and is situated at Ribagnac near Bergerac. The estate is run along organic and biodynamic lines (certified 2005) by the 3rd generation of the Conti family led by head winemaker, Luc de Conti. The hallmarks of the estate's wines are balance, power and freshness from vines grown on a mixture of limestone and clay soils. No additional sulphites are used, and the wines are unfiltered.
Purple in colour, you get a lovely hit of cassis and mint, then some spicy pepper with vanilla. It's a soft, fruity wine with good body and decent ripe tannins.