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Château Tour de Bonnet 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. 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 château Tour de Bonnet red 2008
Appellation : Bordeaux

Wine style

Soft and Sensual

Grape blend

Cabernet Sauvignon 50% / Merlot 50%.

Weather

The main features this year were humidity and cold. There were heavy rains in April and May (during the vegetative cycle) and a cool summer, especially in June and August. Warm, dry weather in September enhanced ripening.

Tasting Comment

Appearance

Shows the perfect ripeness of the vintage, with all the savours of grapes harvested at peak potential now revealing their full elegance.

Nose

The nose is delicate, with soaring notes of red fruit and some elusive toasty aromas.

Mouth

The palate is instantly harmonious, supple, opulent, with melting tannins. Mouthwatering, easy to drink, perfect with delicatessen or choice cuts of your favourite meat. (January, 2012)

Ratings and reviews

Le Guide Hachette : 
02.09.2010
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This tour was added in the early 20th century by André Lurton's grandfather to an existing 18th century château. It affirms the family's long presence in the Bordeaux region. The jury was in unanimous agreement as to the quality of this 2008, which has a deep garnet-red colour with crimson highlights as well as a seductive bouquet of spice, red fruit, and subtle oak. It also features a delicious, rich, full-bodied flavour and a plum and vanilla aftertaste. A wine to age for at least two years.

Medals

silver medal - 2010 Concours de Bordeaux vins d'aquitaine
Silver
Concours de Bordeaux Vins d’Aquitaine 2010

Consumption period

2013 - 2016

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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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