Vignobles gonfrier

  • Duc de Vigny

Duc de Vigny

Bordeaux rouge

Since 1997, the Vignobles Gonfrier have developed their grape-buying activity, 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 œnologists at our Chais de Rions site.


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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-Mers region


Grape varieties: 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon


Average vine age: 25 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 favour the extraction of colour and 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 mouthfeel and mellow tannins.
This modern Bordeaux can accompany a great variety of dishes thanks to its fruitiness and suppleness.

 


Medals & Awards:

2017 vintage

  • Gold Medal, Concours Général Agricole de Paris 2018