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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 2018 Château Tour de Bonnet red
Appellation : Bordeaux

Wine style

Soft and Sensual

Grape blend

Merlot 50 % / Cabernet Sauvignon 50%

Weather

2018 was one of the warmest years since 1900, featuring above-average temperatures, the second hottest summer to date, and abundant sunshine… Heavy rainfall in the first half of the year was followed by persistent, near-record drought conditions in September.

Tasting Comment

Appearance

This 2018 Tour de Bonnet is a deep ruby-red colour, scattered with purple highlights.

Nose

The nose is pleasantly fruity, with notes of fresh fruit (cherry) and spicy overtones, making for a very delicious initial impression.

Mouth

Starts out straightforward, becoming beautifully round, delicious and sweet. Notes of fresh red fruit (cherry) follow through to the palate. This charming and well-balanced Tour de Bonnet is ideal with grilled meats, cheese platters (Cantal, Camembert, etc.), or even a simple croque-monsieur.

Ratings and reviews

Gilbert et Gaillard : 
01.04.2020

Beautiful dark colour with purplish highlights. The nose displays black and red fruit notes underpinned by subtle oaky nuances. Attractively full-bodied and fruity on the palate with well-integrated tannin. A well-structured, delicious and aromatic Bordeaux wine.

Medals

Gold medal - 2020 Gilbert & Gaillard international Challenge
Gold
Gilbert et Gaillard Challenge 2020

Consumption period

2020 - 2023

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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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