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Bergerac, Ch. Tour des Gendres
Organic

Bergerac, Ch. Tour des Gendres - 2016

Item # 33594 750mL
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Red
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Organic

Certified Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.


Tasting Notes

A red blend from the Bergerac region and made from Malbec and Merlot in roughly equal parts. The grapes are destemmed and the vines are planted in soils that are dominated by the trio of sand, clay and limestone. Unoaked.


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