BONNEZEAUX

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BONNEZEAUX

Production Region

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Bonnezeaux vines are planted on a succession of three south-west facing slopes, La Montagne, Beauregard and Fesles. To the north we find a gently undulating plateau at around 90 metres above sea level, while the Layon river flows through at around 29 metres above sea level. 

Climate

Clima

Mesoclimatic influences (a microclimate in which Mediterranean plant life thrives) help grapes reach extreme levels of ripeness and promote botrytis.

Soil type

St Georges sandstone schists with quartz and phthanite lodes

Varietals

Chenin

Colour(s) and Style(s)

Sweet white

Annual Production*

1 600 hl

or around 213 300 bottles

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Producers

40

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Basic Yield

25 hl/ha

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Conservation

8°C

elevage 10 years +

Decant young wines
At least 10 years, or up to a whole century for some of the great vintages

Food and Wine Parings

Menu
Aperatif

Foie-Gras Canapés

Main Course

Pan-fried Foie Gras

Cheese

Blue cheeses, such as Fourme d'Ambert

Desert

Desserts with Pear, Almond or Frangipane

Degustation
Look

Deep golden yellow, developing copper-coloured reflections over time 

Nose

Acacia, verbena, orange zest and candied fruit including apricot and quince. Also caramel, tropical fruit and spices. 

Palate

Powerful, opulent and ample, balanced by a tang of liveliness

* Annual average over the last 5 years

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