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Château Bonnet White

Very Sauvignon, this wine of André Lurton at an affordable price, is an example of "everyday wine": succulent aromas of pear and tropical fruit, nervous and expressive on the palate, clean finish and well-defined . Intelligent, vibrant easy to drink yet.


Chateau : Château Bonnet
château Bonnet 2013 white label
Appellation : Entre-deux-Mers

Wine style

Fresh and Fruity

Grape blend

Sauvignon 50% / Sémillon 35% / Muscadelle 15 %

Weather

There was record rainfall during the first half of 2013. Spring was very cool, even cold (May and June), and this caused a major delay in vine growth (flowering). Much more clement weather (warm and sunny) arrived in July and lasted until the harvest.

Tasting Comment

Appareance

A leading Entre-Deux-Mers estate not to be missed, Château Bonnet is fully worthy of its reputation in the 2013 vintage. The wine is clear and brilliant with green highlights, and the blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon is enhanced by a small proportion of Muscadelle

Nose

The nose is well-defined, very aromatic, floral (broom flowers), and quite complex. There are also intense pink grapefruit overtones when the wine is swirled in the glass.

Mouth

The wine asserts itself on the palate from the very first with delicious citrus flavours. It is also round, but with a vivaciousness that contributes to a fine long aftertaste.  It is ideal as an aperitif, with prawns, or seafood vol-au-vents.

Ratings and reviews

Mitt Kök (Suedish magazine) : 
01.11.2014
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This classic is always on the top of my list – but it’s easy to forget about it. Produced in the Bordeaux region from a blend of three different grape varieties, Sauvignon Blanc dominates, with hints of blackcurrant leaves, Granny Smith apples, and a touch of lemony acidity.

Le Guide Hachette : 
01.09.2014
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2015 édition - André Lurton has been at the helm of Château Bonnet (and its sister château Tour de Bonnet) since 1953. Bonnet is the historic headquarters of his vineyard empire. He was also born on the estate, acquired in 1897 by his grandfather, Léonce Recapet. The 300 hectares of vines produce an eminently reliable wine in the Entre-Deux-Mers and Bordeaux appellations. Vignobles André Lurton own a total of 600 hectares, including 260 in Pessac-Léognan, and such châteaux as Couhins-Lurton and La Louvière. Selected as a coup de cœur ("special favourite") for their 2012, this appellation leader has produced an extremely well-made 2013 with an elegant bouquet of white flowers and fresh fruit (citrus and tropical fruit). The refined aromatics continue onto the palate, which is full-bodied, well-balanced, smooth and fresh, with a long aftertaste. 

Guide Hubert : 
15.03.2014
 - Note : 
4.50 / 50

2014-2015 Edition - Elegant nose showing beautiful pure fruit along with smoky and mineral notes. Round, full-bodied, and dynamic on the palate. Very fruity, fresh, and balanced. Lots of character and eminently drinkable.

Vinforum (Sweden) : 
01.03.2014

Fresh, pure and unoaked white bordeaux with elements of melon, citrus, herbs and gooseberries on the nose. Slim and very fresh also in the mouth, with nice acidity, good length and crisp and green finish.

Medals

silver medal - Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition
Silver
Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition 2014
médaille bronze Challenge Internation du Vin de Blaye 2014
Bronze
Challenge International du vin de Blaye 2014

Consumption period

2014 - 2015

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Ground

Surface

137.00 ha

Soil

Clay-limestone and clay-siliceous

Winemaking

Grape harvest

By hand or manual sorting before machine harvest

Others

Graft stock

Riparia gloire - 3309C - Fercal - 101.14.

Plant food

Traditional, limited impact

Plant density

3,000 to 5,000 vines per hectare

Wine average age

19 years old

Grape variety

Sauvignon / Sémillon / Muscadelle.

Pruning type

Double Guyot

Fermentation

After skin- contact and settling, in temperature- controlled stainless- steel tanks

Fermentation temperature

18 to 20° C

Malolactic

No

Wine maturing

For 4 months in tanks on lees

Wine montage

Tartaric precipitation by cold treatment

Maturing potential

2 to 3 years

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