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Château Tour de Bonnet Rosé

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 rosé has a bouquet with floral nuances as well as a velvety texture on the palate with just the right amount of freshness on the aftertaste. Very long, pleasant finish.


Chateau : Château Bonnet
label château Tour de Bonnet rosé 2012
Appellation : Bordeaux

Wine style

Elegant and Fruity

Grape blend

Merlot 50% / Cabernet Sauvignon 50%.

Weather

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

Appareance

Brilliant, slightly salmon-coloured rosé.

Nose

The aromas are reminiscent of stone fruit and spring flowers (hawthorn blossoms). Very complex.

Mouth

An immediate impression of finesse and elegance. Everything is in a balance here and there is a delicate roundness. Well-defined and long-lasting fruity flavours. The taste develops gently and gracefully on the palate. An ideal partner for grilled sea bream or red mullet with sweet peppers.

Consumption period

2013 - 2015

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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 application.

Plant density

3 000 to 5 000 vines per hectare.

Wine average age

20 years

Grape variety

Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon.

Pruning type

Double guyot

Fermentation

In stainless steel, temperature-controlled tanks.

Fermentation temperature

16 to 18°C

Malolactic

No

Wine maturing

For 4 months in tanks

Wine montage

Tartaric precipitation by cold treatment.

Maturing potential

2 to 3 years.

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