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 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.