Vignobles gonfrier

  • Marquis de Bern

Marquis de Bern

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 oenologists at our Chais de Rions site.
The old medieval town of Rions, with its Grand Bern “island”, was fortified as early as 1253. The marquis enjoyed a military command over the surrounding county. The history of our region is full of epic tales of these local lords, who greatly contributed to the development of Bordeaux wines. This wine pays them homage.


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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, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 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 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 :

2016 vintage

  • Gold Medal, Concours des Vins de Bordeaux 2018
  • JAMES SUCKLING: 89 PTS

2017 vintage

  • Wine Enthusiast: 90/100
  • JAMES SUCKLING: 89 PTS