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Château Tour de Bonnet Grande Cuvée Red

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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. Aged with special care and attention partly in new oak barrels, a new prestige cuvée, Château Tour de Bonnet Grande Cuvée, now adds to the estate’s range. It will delight people who love rich, powerful wines. It has a bouquet of ripe fruit with hints of vanilla and is smooth and perfectly balanced on the palate!


Chateau : Château Bonnet
label of 2016 Château Tour de Bonnet Grande Cuvée red
Appellation : Bordeaux

Wine style

Rich and Powerful

Grape blend

Merlot 50 % / Cabernet Sauvignon 50%

Weather

2016 was one of the finest vintages in the past 20 years. Winter was exceptionally wet and mild, and it rained a great deal in spring until June. However, the weather changed radically in mid-June, turning warm and quite dry, with cool nights. Ideal conditions for growing excellent wine grapes!

Tasting Comment

Appareance

Both elegant and intense, this fine cuvée is a beautiful deep red colour, scattered with sumptuous purple highlights.

Nose

The bouquet is wonderfully complex with a pleasant combination of black fruit notes (Morello cherry, blackcurrant, etc.) and Virginia tobacco overtones.

Mouth

Starts out smooth and straightforward on the palate. Well structured, with flavoursome notes of ripe red and black fruits, featuring good concentration and balance. The soft tannins and finish characterised by hints of sweet spices (cinnamon) make this wine simply irresistible. It is ideally suited to lamb, pork and dry cured meats.

Medals

2018 Concours Général Agricole de Paris - Silver medal
Silver
Concours Général Agricole de Paris 2018

Consumption period

2018 - 2022

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Ground

Soil

Clay-limestone & clay-siliceous.

Winemaking

Grape harvest

By hand or manual sorting before machine harvest.

Others

Graft stock

Riparia Gloire - 3309 C - Fercal - 101.14

Plant food

Traditional, limited application

Plant density

3 000 to 5 000 vines per hectare.

Wine average age

20 years

Grape variety

Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot.

Pruning type

Double Guyot

Fermentation

In stainless steel, temperature-controlled tanks with patented cap-breaking system.

Fermentation temperature

28° to 30°C

Malolactic

Yes

Wine maturing

Partly in new oak barrels.

Wine montage

Eggwhites

Maturing potential

3 to 7 years.

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