Since 1997, the Vignobles Gonfrier have developed their staff. The resulting wines are vinified and aged by our own œnologists at our Chais de Rions site.T he old medieval town of Rions, with its Tassin “grape-buying activity, purchasing grapes from some forty partner winegrowers, in accordance with our production specifications and overseen by our technical island”, was fortified as early as 1253.The Vignobles Gonfrier are owners of Château de Tassin and ctreated The brand Conte de Tassin.
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A.O.C.: Bordeaux rouge
Vineyard surface area: 150 hectares
Terroir: Clayey-limestone slopes and gravelly plateau of the Entre-deux-Mersregion
Grape varieties: 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc
Average vine age: 20 years
Viticulture: The grapes are grown on partner properties, where we participate in caring for the vines and overseeing the vineyards’ health all year long.
Vinification: The plots are harvested according to our instructions, following grape tastings and ripeness tests. The harvested grapes are destemmed, crushed and vatted. We carry out a cold pre-fermentation maceration during a few days, to favourthe extraction of colourand fruitiness. The fermentations are then carried out over several weeks at controlled temperatures.
Ageing: During 6 months in American oak barrels and 6 months in tanks.
Tasting notes:A lovely garnet red in colour. The nose evokes red berries and black fruit, with subtle toasted notes. The attack is supple, with a round mouthfeeland mellow tannins.This modern Bordeaux can accompany a great variety of dishes thanks to its fruitiness and suppleness.