Since 1997, the Vignobles Gonfrier have developed their “vinifying wine merchant” activity. This amounts to purchasing grapes from some forty partner winegrowers, in accordance with our production specifications and overseen by our technical staff.The resulting wines are vinified and aged by our own oenologists at our Chais de Rions site.“Croix de Marsan” refers to Château de Marsan, the flagship property of the Vignobles Gonfrier.
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A.O.C. : Bordeaux dry white
District : Rions
Vineyard surface area : 10 hectares
Terroir : Clayey-limestone slopes and gravelly plateau of the Entre-deux-Mers region
Grape varieties : 70% Sauvignon, 30% Sémillon
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 vine plots are harvested according to their aromatic potential, determined by tasting the grapes. The grapes are destemmed and delicately pressed under inert gas. After racking of the must, alcoholic fermentation occurs at a controlled temperature (18° C) so as to produce fresh aromatic wines.
Ageing : In stainless-steel tanks, on fine lees.
Tasting notes :Pale yellow with greenish hues. The very fruity nose expresses aromas of citrus fruit and peach. A fresh aromatic white wine to enjoy with fish and seafood, fine charcuterie and hard cheeses. It can also be served as an apéritif.