January 17, 2017 Martine's Wines 0Comment

On some of the most beautiful land in southwest France, Château Tour des Gendres sits in the appellation of Bergerac. This centuries-old stronghold of classic French food and wine culture is located on the banks of the Dordogne River, a 90-minute drive east of Bordeaux.

The story of Château Tour des Gendres began back in the 1920s when Vincenzo de Conti left Italy to start a new life in Southwestern France. In 1980, their grandson, Luc de Conti, an accomplished horse trainer, decided to embark on a new adventure of viticulture and winemaking. The vines on the estate had been neglected for many years when Luc took charge, restructuring the vineyards and planting new vines. In 1990 his cousin Frances joined him, bringing 20 hectares of vineyards, for a total of 49 hectares on the family estate. In 1994, they became the first in the region to move away from pesticides and chemicals and turn to 100% organic farming. A new generation is continuing this legacy, embodied by Margaux, Gilles, and Guillaume de Conti.

The estate is considered one of the best in the Bergerac appellation and the wines are on virtually every fine wine list in France, reflecting the experience and passion of the de Conti family, as well as the rugged charm of their singular terroir.

Martine’s Wines is the exclusive U.S. importer for Château Tour des Gendres.



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