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. : Graves blanc
Vineyard surface area : 8 hectares
Terroir : Clayey and sandy gravel
Grape varieties : 65% Sémillon, 35% 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 : Destemming, delicate progressive pressing, and careful racking of the must after a 24-hour cold stabilization. Fermentation in stainless-steel, temperature-controlled tanks, followed by maturing on the lees during 2 months.
Ageing : In stainless-steel tanks, on fine lees.
Tasting notes :Pale yellow in colour, with green tints. A fresh nose with notes of citrus fruit and white peach. Complex and long in the mouth.Best enjoyed between 10° and 12° C as an apéritif, with fish or seafood, or with hard cheeses.
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