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    1 558
  • Producer ranking ?

    12
  • Decanting time

    15min
  • When to drink

    2020-2025
  • Food Pairing

    Seafood, Salads & Consommes

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It is in the heart of Cramant, a Grand Cru village located in the famous « Côte des Blancs », that the Bonnaire house elaborate its wines since 1932. Following the 1930's crisis, Fernand Bouquemont - the founder of the house - decided to stop selling its grapes to negoce houses and to start making its own champagnes. It was immediately a success and its first «cuvée» was awarded a gold medal at the Concours Général Agricole de Paris.

When the Second World War came to an end, Fernand was soon joined by his son-in-law, André Bonnaire, coming also from a family of winemakers since several generations. He put all his effort and care to the wine growing and development of the vineyard. Then, in the late sixties, his son Jean-Louis joined the company too after graduating at the wine school in Avize.


Today, with a vineyard of more than 22 hectares, mainly growing chardonnay grapes in the best « crus » of Champagne, the adventure continues. After a fresh impetus in the early seventies in developing and modernizing the plant and contributing to the notoriety of the champagnes Bonnaire, Jean-Louis Bonnaire, present director, still watch over the success of the company with the same passion than when he started forty years ago. Today, a new generation already came in to support him in its venture, his two sons Jean-Etienne in charge of the production and Jean-Emmanuel in charge of marketing the wines. Rendez-vous is fixed in 2032 to celebrate Champagne Bonnaire's centenary!

Dosage : Brut (8g/L)
Grapes : 100% Chardonnay
Aging on lees : 36 months minimum

The Classic from Bonnaire, rich aromas on the nose with a good acidity. Very fresh and mineral with a long and a lively finish.

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Tasting note

color

Light, Green-Yellow and Bright

ending

Long, Gentle and Round

flavors

Citrus, White fruits, Vanilla, Floral and Tropical fruits

nose

Intense, Fresh, Generous and Refined

recommend

Yes

taste

High in Acidity, Low alcohol content, Balanced, Concentrated, Well-structured, Youthful, Medium-bodied, Average, Firm, Fresh, Toasty and Dry

Verdict

Full-bodied and Transparent

Written Notes

Lättare och mindre koncentrerad än årgångsvinet, men oerhört njutbar och ren med en nervig citrussmak som utvecklas väl med lagring. Tror minsann löjromsburken åker fram i kväll!
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Origin

Côte des Blancs, Champagne

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