Château Tour des Gendres – La Gloire de Mon Père 2018


A a stunning red blend from an Italian producer in France.

Country of Origin: France
Growing Region: South West France
Producer: Château Tour des Gendres
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot
Vintage: 2018

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Château Tour des Gendres La Gloire de Mon Père is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec, a stunning purple colour. Notes of blackcurrant encased in vanilla and marked by savoury cedarwood, with a persistent finish. This is another pretty versatile red wine that can be paired with numerous dishes.

Château Tour des Gendres was founded by an Italian family that settled just south of Bergerac in south west France in 1925 and set up an agricultural business. Luc de Conti, part of the third generation of the family, inherited some old vines and planted more parcels, while his wife managed the rest of the business. They were joined eventually by Luc’s cousin, Francis. The estate’s first wine, a red, called Château Tour des Gendres Rouge was made in 1986, followed by a white next vintage, and the gastronomic wines called Moulin des Dames a few years later. In 1994 they trialed organic farming on the parcel called “Les Gendres” and by 2005 had converted their entire farm to organic viticulture. They continued to experiment and innovate with single plot farming for each of the grape varieties, experimenting with zero-sulphur winemaking and transitioning away from new oak to using foudres and even amphorae.

Food matches: Great with a wide range of foods, but grilled meats, beefy stews and casseroles stand out as perfect pairings.

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