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 3 rd 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 'Le Classique' is a velvety blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Malbec that is ideal for drinking now. Very approachable, this is best served with flavourful food.
An opaque red-purple in colour. Intense aromas of mint and cassis with some peppery and vanilla notes. Soft and round on the palate with flavours of plums, red cherries and spices backed up by hints of vanilla and chocolate. Soft and fruity with a long finish. Serve with French onion soup, beef stroganoff or roast duck. Great with Parmesan cheese too.