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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 of 2017 white Château Tour de Bonnet
Appellation : Entre-deux-Mers

Wine style

Fresh and Fruity

Grape blend

Sauvignon blanc 60% / Sémillon 20% / Muscadelle 20%

Weather

The 2017 vintage was one of the earliest on record. The growing season was marked by a dry winter and spring (46% less rainfall than usual), accompanied by temperatures 2°C above average (except for the frost in April). This dry summer weather was ideal for ripening the seeds until late August.

Tasting Comment

Appearance

Crystal-clear pale yellow colour that is bright and attractive.

Nose

Remarkably intense and fruity nose. Delicate notes of white flowers and citrus fruit fill the glass.

Mouth

Particularly well-structured on the palate, this round and attractively refreshing wine has a beautifully long aftertaste. Featuring a lemony freshness that lingers on the palate, it is ideal with seafood. Also a treat served on its own as an aperitif.

Consumption period

2018 - 2019

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Ground

Soil

Clay-limestone and clay-siliceous

Winemaking

Grape harvest

By hand or manual sorting before machine harvest.

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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

Fermentation

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