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.Rions is a beautiful medieval city that has been fortified back in 1253. The Duc which means “Duke” in English used to have the authority upon the district he used to serve in. Our territory has been drawn by the stories made from those local lords who contributed to the development of the Bordeaux wines as well.
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A.O.C. : Bordeaux dry white
Vineyard surface area: 10 hectares
Terroir: Clayey-limestone slopes and gravelly plateau of the Entre-deux-Mers region
Grape varieties: 70% Sauvignon and 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.