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Tour Des Gendres Pet Nat

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Regular price $29.00

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Grapes: Chenin + Sauvignon Blanc

Region: Bergerac, France

Vintage: 2021

Viticulture: Organic

Soils: Clay + Limestone

Vinification: Direct press, then fermented in tank and finished in bottle

Aging: 6 months

Fining or Filtering: None

Sulfur: None added

Notes from the Importer: Château Tour des Gendres is a family affair. Vincenzo de Conti arrived from Italy and settled down in Bergerac with his wife and kids in 1925. The family farmed the land, but it wasn’t until the 1980s that they began making wine. Luc (Vincenzo’s grandson) settled on the property with his wife Martine. He inherited some old vines on the property and then added more plots later on. His cousin Francis joined them later on and brought 20 more hectares of vines in the Saint Julien d’Eymet and Grand Caillou areas, and took charge of the vines, which are now farmed organically.

The property, however, has a much older history. In the 12th century, the vineyards belonged to Bridoire Castle, owned by Marquis Foucault. His son-in-law (or gendre in French), Mr. Peyronny, was the owner of the ancient Gallo-Roman villa that is now ‘Tour des Gendres.’ Most of the vineyards that originally belonged to the Castle were wiped out by phylloxera, so they now only cover about a tenth of the original area.

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