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. This spicy red is a bend of Merlot and Malbec with a splash of Cabernet Franc, all from vines grown on clay soils. Ideal for drinking now and best served with robust dishes.
A purple-red in colour. 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. Perfect with French onion soup, beef Stroganoff or roast duck.