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. 'La Vigne d'Albert' is made by Guillaume de Conti and is homage to his grandfather, Albert. The grapes come from vines planted by Albert in the 1960's and include Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and the lesser known Perigourd, Fer and Arbouriou. Seeing no oak, this is a generous and flavourful red with a smoky acidity.
A dark cherry red in the glass. Aromas of summer red fruits with savoury notes of green pepper. On the palate, sweet and spicy with a generous mouthfeel and fresh acidity. Try with a salad of duck gizzards, truffle omelette or barbecued wild ceps with thyme and sea salt.