The famous «Côte des Blancs» in Champagne covers about 3200 hectares. It is mainly planted with chardonnay grapes and many villages in this area are classified Grand Cru, including Cramant, where Bonnaire family is established since the early XXth century. This region produces fine and elegant wines with a touch of «minerality» that reflects its chalky soils that allow a good drainage of the soils and a regular supply for the vines during summer.
It’s Fernand Bouquemont, Jean-Louis Bonnaire maternal grandfather, who founded the house in 1932 in the time of the global crisis that affected the thirties all around the world. It’s now run by Jean-Louis and it’s two sons.The Bonnaire estate covers today more than 22 hectares, principally planted in Chardonnay.