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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 2012
Appellation : Bordeaux

Wine style

Soft and Sensual

Grape blend

Cabernet Sauvignon 50% / Merlot 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

Appearance

Made from a traditional blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, this Bordeaux has an intense crimson colour.

Nose

The nose of ripe fruit is very pleasant.

Mouth

The wine is especially attractive on the palate thanks to its rich, round, smooth tannin. It is a pleasure to drink as of now and ideal with pork or beef. 

Medals

gold medal - 2014 Concours Général Agricole de Paris
Gold
Concours Général Agricole de Paris 2014

Consumption period

2015 - 2020

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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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