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Bonnezeaux

Area : 3.5 ha
Soil : fairly deep with loam, clay, and sand
Sub soil : clay and schist
Relief : hill with high pitch
Grapes : chenin blanc
Density of plantation : 4500 vine/ha
Age of the vines : 25 years
Crop : gobelet
Output : 25 hl/ha
Type of harvest : manually, late harvest
Residual sugar : 120 g/l
Alcohol : 13%ALC./VOL.
Fermentation in small unity in barrels

Four major slopes, Les Melleresses, La Montagne, Beauregard, Hauts Fleuries, with slopes that can reach 20%, draw the map of Bonnezeaux. A mild oceanic climate, a water network with the Loire and affluents as the the Layon, 130 acres of schist mixed with a little clay, a southern exposure to capture the sun’s rays, production of 25hl per hectare.

Characters :
Famous desert wine, the colour is gilded with green reflections. The nose is fine and subtle, in mouth it expresses the acacia, fern, and citrus fruits. In age the flavours change : honey, lime and stone taste with rifle.
Serve it in medium temperature : 12 °C, taste it in apéritif, with a foie gras, white meats, strong cheeses, blue cheeses. A young Bonnezeaux can be serve with shellfish (lobster). The Bonnezeaux is a high-class wine of guard, sometime centenary but ten years is good enough. This wine represents the Chenin from the Loire, an outstanding wine, something very rare.