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Château Tour de Bonnet Grande Cuvée Red

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 2015 Château Tour de Bonnet Grande Cuvée red
Appellation : Bordeaux

Wine style

Rich and Powerful

Grape blend

Merlot 50 % / Cabernet Sauvignon 50%

Weather

2015 was the third warmest year since 1900... Drought conditions, above-average monthly temperatures and sunshine (in the first half of the year), cool nights and hot weather in August accompanying véraison (colour change) were all ideal for the vines!

Tasting Comment

Appareance

This Grande Cuvée is a very elegant and intense deep red colour with scattered purple highlights.

Nose

The rich, complex nose features delicate notes of black fruit (morello cherry) along with a touch of beeswax and Virginia tobacco.

Mouth

The wine starts out smooth and straightforward on the palate, going on to display beautiful structure, as well as delicious ripe red and black fruit flavours. It is altogether concentrated and well-balanced. The tannin is smooth and the aftertaste features nuances of sweet spice (cinnamon). The wine shows considerable vivaciousness and freshness that make it very appetising. It is ideally suited to lamb, pork, and barbecued meats.

Ratings and reviews

The Wine Spectator : 
31.01.2018

Web only - Direct, with red currant and plum fruit forming the core, while singed tobacco and bay leaf notes weave through. Offers a lightly toasted edge on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now. 50,000 cases made. (James Molesworth)

Consumption period

2017 - 2021

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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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