A NEW APPROACH TO THE WINE TRADE
CONFIDENCE AS A VALUE
Vignobles Gabriel & Co has moved away from the traditional wine trade system, giving priority to commitment and loyalty. Convinced that cooperation and commercial independence are a guarantee of quality, Jean-François Reaud has increased the number of partner winegrowers and producers from four to around twenty.
Bound by a supplier contract for all or part of their production, they work together in a congenial and collaborative way. And sometimes this synergy goes even further: in 2015, Jean-François Reaud acquired Château Haut Sociondo, a gem of the Blaye appellation and a partner of Vignobles Gabriel & Co since 2012.
QUALITY AS A GUARANTEE
As a backdrop to this collective labour, the partner vineyards undertake to respect a charter of good conduct. The result of joint reflection, the Vignobles Gabriel & Co charter lays down the rules to be followed and ensures personalised support from maintenance in the vineyard through to vinification.
The winegrowers who sign it commit to meeting quality standards on a daily basis; this is inevitably reflected in a particular focus on their environmental footprint and the practical measures implemented accordingly.
For Jean-François Reaud and his partners, this charter marks a milestone in their constant adaptation to current and future challenges. For beyond the dedicated work of the men and women tending the vines, Vignobles Gabriel & Co celebrates the treasures of the earth.
This philosophy is proudly upheld by all partner estates, some of whom practice environmentally responsible, organic and even biodynamic winegrowing techniques. These guarantees endorse a reliable and forward-looking relationship of trust, from suppliers through to end clients.
THE RIGHT BANK, A SOURCE OF PRIDE
Vignobles Gabriel & Co has the ambition of negotiating entirely and directly with buyers in order to better control the sales and distribution of its wines. In the same spirit of freedom, Vignobles Gabriel & Co has en entirely independent production chain, notably with its own bottling line, allowing it to guarantee reliability and responsiveness.
This double guarantee is coupled with those of traceability and security, in the form of IFS and BRC international certification.
Vignobles Gabriel & Co is therefore free from the constraints of the Bordeaux wine exchange, and can offer an extensive, consistent range in which Rive Droite wines reveal with precision and authenticity the character of each of the estates and the diversity of their appellations: Bordeaux, Bordeaux Supérieur, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux, Côtes de Bourg, Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux, Francs Côtes de Bordeaux and Puisseguin-Saint-Emilion.
Created in 2009, the Côtes de Bordeaux appellation is a grouping of historic Right Bank vineyards with diverse terroirs. So there is every reason for these grapes to produce enjoyable, elegant and delicious wines and Vignobles Gabriel & Co is eager to present them.