This family owned estate is in its third generation, consisting of 5 siblings / cousins (pictured above, though one is missing from the photo). Founded by Paul Gonfrier in 1962, after emigrating from Algeria with his wife, he began the adventure with three hectares of grapes. He then developed the property’s arboricultural activity, with the help of the entire family. Two generations later, all the cousins contribute a variety of skills to take this family business from strength to strength.
Using grapes from a range of terroirs, the youngest winemaker, Guillaume has made a small collection of approachable wines aimed at drinkers his age. Careful spraying in the vineyard, shorter macerations, lower levels of alcohol, less oak influence, fun labels and, most importantly, accessibly-priced for younger wine drinkers.
Vin Blanc is a blend of 70% Sauvignon and 30% Sémillon, gown on gravelly-clay soils. Aromatically, the profile of the sauvignon shines, but is balanced by the zesty salty Sémillon, which also softens its acidity with an oily texture.
« Bien A-Rosé » meaning well-watered or irrigated, in this case referring, not the vine, but the drinker. It's a light, juicy and smashable rosé with refreshing acidity and a clean, crisp finish. An easy-pleaser, blended from 40% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon.
A « Pif Rouge » is the red nose of a man who's seen his fair share of red wine over the days and this is a real vin de soif red of the olden days. the Bordeaux that propped up soldiers and labourers through the centuries. 70% Merlot, 20% Cab-Sav and 10% Cab-Franc with a modest 6 months in old American oak barrels.