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. Their Pet Nat (Petillant Naturel) is a blend of Chenin Blanc & Sauvignon Blanc and is eminently drinkable.
A light straw in the glass with a gentle mousse. Aromas of pears and apples with a touch of citrus. On the palate, ripe yet fresh with a subtle acidity and smooth finish. Makes for a great aperitif. Otherwise try with pan-fried scallops, roasted vegetables or goats cheese.