Vignobles gonfrier

  • Des terroirs d'exception

Exceptional terroirs

The estate’s vineyards comprise 630 sloping hectares overlooking the Garonne on the river’s right bank.

These vines benefit from exceptional clayey-gravelly and clayey-limestone soils, a warm climate and southwestern exposure.

This particular situation allows the Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon grape varieties to attain perfect maturity, producing dense, powerful and well-balanced red wines that are wonderfully delicate and age remarkably well.

This is also the favoured terroir of sweet white wines made principally from the Sémillon and Muscadelle grape varieties, as well as dry whites of great aromatic complexity, dominated by Sauvignon Blanc.

The remaining 210 hectares are planted along the Garonne, on alluvial clayey-silty soils that are well-drained thanks to a gravelly subsoil. These vines benefit from an ideal environment for producing round fleshy and elegantly fruity reds, wonderfully delicate rosés and fresh aromatic whites.

The wines made from these terroirs represent the appellations Bordeaux Rouge, Bordeaux Supérieur Rouge and Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux for the reds, Bordeaux Blanc, Bordeaux Blanc Moelleux and Cadillac for the whites, and finally Bordeaux Rosé and Clairet for the rosés.

In 2018, the Vignobles Gonfrier acquired left-bank vineyards within the Graves appellation, thanks to this acquisition, the estate now offers wines in AOC Graves Red and Graves White.