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Château Tour de Bonnet White

Château Tour de Bonnet exists in white, rosé and red versions. This wine was created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the construction of a belvedere by André Lurton's grandfather, Léonce Récapet.
The white wine is fresh, fruity and floral. It is an archetypical Entre-deux-Mers that goes beautifully with all fish and seafood dishes.

Chateau : Château Bonnet
label château Tour de Bonnet white 2012
Appellation : Entre-deux-Mers

Wine style

Elegant and Fruity

Grape blend

Sauvignon 50% / Sémillon 40% / Muscadelle 10%.


Spring was very trying, with considerable rainfall leading to fungal diseases of all sorts. This called for very close attention in the vines until the 14th of July, when the weather changed durably for the better.

Tasting Comment


Very brilliant with green highlights.


The clay-limestone soil is conducive to slow, even ripening and retaining intense fruity aromas. 2012 Château Tour de Bonnet has a great deal of these.


Floral and citrus flavours coat the palate. These go into a long aftertaste that is enhanced by the wine's freshness, roundness and balance. This is a ideal match for seafood platters or goat's cheese.

Ratings and reviews

Le Guide Hachette : 
 - Note : 


2012 Château Tour de Bonnet is lacking neither in body nor richness... Perfect with fish in a sauce.

Bettane et Desseauve : 
 - Note : 
15.00 / 20

Le Guide des Vins de France - A perfect success. Charming bouquet of ripe fruit and spice. Full-bodied, round, very fresh, and with a beautiful long aftertaste.

Other : 

Maxi Cuisine - A wine to serve to a connoisseur. Brilliant greenish-yellow colour and intense white flower aromas with a whiff of lime. Fruity on the palate, with hints of passion fruit and grapefruit.  Superb balance between tartness and roundness. Beautiful quality.

Consumption period

2013 - 2015

Our suggestions




Clay-limestone and clay-siliceous


Grape harvest

By hand or manual sorting before machine harvest.


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

20 years

Grape variety

Sauvignon / Sémillon / Muscadelle.

Pruning type

Double guyot


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

Fermentation temperature

18° to 20° C



Wine maturing

For 4 months in tanks on lees.

Wine montage

Tartaric precipitation by cold treatment.

Maturing potential

2 to 3 years.