Chateau Gendres La Cuvée des Conti Bergerac Blanc
PRODUCER: Vincenzo de Conti along with his wife and children settled down in South-West France in 1925. 1956, his son Primo de Conti took over the family agricultural business with his wife Michelle, who looked after a couple of horses, and with his brother Albert. Luc, the 3rd generation, settled down at the farm in the early 80s, following his passion for horses. He inherited several old vines, and planted more plots later on, while his wife Martine started managing the receptive side of the business.
His cousin Francis, with whom he grew up with in this large family, joined Luc, Matine & the business in 1990. He brought with him 20 hectares of vines planted in the Saint Julien d'Eymet and Grand Caillou areas, and took charge of the vines.
WINEMAKING: Made down in the Dordogne by Château Tour des Gendres and produced according to Organic and Biodynamic principles this is a blend of Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and a little Muscadelle. It spends eight months on its lees, with the Muscadelle getting a month in barrel which, taken altogether, makes for a magnificently full flavoured wine.
TASTING NOTE: Rounded and fresh packed with ripe stone fruit and citrus flavours it has good weight and concentration of flavour and a lovely fresh acidity to round things off.