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.“Les Hauts de Terrasson” is named after the hamlet of Terrasson, home to vineyard plots whose grapes we harvest.
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A.O.C. : Bordeaux rosé
Vineyard surface area : 50 hectares
Terroir : Clayey-limestone slopes and alluvial sediments along the Garonne River
Grape varieties : 40% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
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 grapes are selected after tasting, according to their potential. After destemming, they are directly pressed in a pneumatic press under inert gas. Fermentations are carried out in tanks at controlled temperatures (18-20° C). The wines are finally aged on fine lees, protected from the oxidation process.
Ageing : In stainless-steel tanks.
Tasting notes :Pale pink in colour, with a generous nose of white-fleshed fruit and red berries (redcurrant and wild strawberry). A lovely light yet round mouthfeel, with a fresh lively finish.