La Gloire de Mon Pere is a blend of 53% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Cabernet Franc and spends 12 months in oak and 6 months in bottle before release.
Dark ruby-red in the glass. Scents of blackberries and violets with a touch of vanilla on the nose. Very smooth and creamy on the palate. Concentrated flavours of black fruits and cherries and a hint of smoke. Really nice long finish. A very elegant and lush wine. Serve with a chargrilled steak, duck liver pate or roast duck with cherries.
The 52-hectare Chateau Tour des Gendres was founded 1925 and is situated at Ribagnac near Bergerac. The estate is run along organic and biodynamic lines (certified 2005) by the 3 rd generation of the Conti family led by head winemaker, Luc de Conti. The hallmarks of the estate's wines are balance, power and freshness from vines grown on a mixture of limestone and clay soils. No additional sulphites are used and the wines are unfiltered.
Côtes de Bergerac is an appellation for red and white wine produced in the historic Bergerac region of southwest France. The vineyard zone of the appellation covers 90 communes that center on the town of Bergerac, 80 kilometres from the city of Bordeaux and its wines are made from predominantly the same blend makeup as those of Bordeaux reds and whites. Red wines wines may contain Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Côt (Malbec) with the only stipulation that a red Côtes de Bergerac must be a blend of at least two of these varieties.