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Château Tour de Bonnet 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. The deep red colour is extremely attractive and the smooth, delicious and very soft tannin provides backbone to the long, elegant and fruity aftertaste. 


Chateau : Château Bonnet
label of 2017 Château Tour de Bonnet red
Appellation : Bordeaux

Wine style

Soft and Sensual

Grape blend

Merlot 50 % / Cabernet Sauvignon 50%

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

Appareance

Very deep garnet-red colour interspersed with purple highlights.

Nose

The complex bouquet is wonderfully intense, unveiling a combination of red and black fruit notes, accompanied by pleasant liquorice overtones.

Mouth

The velvety palate is attractively fresh, going on to reveal delicious red and black fruit flavours and wonderfully smooth tannins. This wine is ideal paired with Milan-style veal escalope, rabbit in mustard sauce or even a classic cheeseburger.

Ratings and reviews

Le Guide Hachette - 2020 Edition : 
04.09.2019
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Truly representative of a great Bordeaux: the complex, open bouquet combining blackcurrant, cherry and liquorice aromas follows through into an incredibly fresh, velvety palate enhanced by smooth tannin. A very tempting wine. Best enjoyed between 2019 and 2024.

Medals

silver medal - 2019 Concours de Bordeaux Vins d'Aquitaine
Silver
Concours de Bordeaux Vins d’Aquitaine 2019
gold medal - 2019 Concours des grands vins de France - Mâcon
Gold
Concours des Grands Vins de France 2019
2019 Concours Général Agricole de Paris - Silver medal
Silver
Concours Général Agricole de Paris 2019

Consumption period

2018 - 2024

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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

In tanks and in barrels.

Wine montage

Eggwhites

Maturing potential

3 to 7 years.

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