Since Grégoire Bonnet in 1862, six generations of the family have built the house of Champagne Bonnet-Ponson. Thierry Bonnet and his son, Cyril, are now the guardians of tradition and maintain the original style of winemaking by sourcing fruit from only their family-held vineyards. The legacy is spread over 26 acres and five Premier Cru and Grand Cru villages: Chamery, Vrigny, Coulommes la Montagne, Verzenay and Verzy. With a desire to preserve the terroir and the continuing search to improve their wines, Bonnet-Ponson now manages their vineyards using organic practices.
Generosity and roundness characterize the 2011 vintage: This wine gives the opportunity of a vibrant experience, with elegant aromas of white minerals, lavender along with subtle notes of fresh cherries. The beautiful balance between black raspberry and chalk gives to this wine a powerful impression in mouth and ends up to an interesting "earthy cellar" notes. There is component from barrel aging, which is complementary but not intrusive insofar flavours stay intact. The bubbles are ultra thin and the refreshing finish shows salty, saline nuances for a full experience by drinking this wine.
Village of Verzenay, classi ed Grand Cru.
• Presence of chalk at a very shallow level, northern
orientation of the slope;
Village of Chamery, classi ed Premier Cru.
• Calcerous clay and sandy soil, south east orientation of
Hand picking and pressing of the grapes within 4 hours
• Selection of the first juices only (cuvée)
• First Fermentation and aging done entirely in oak barrels
(previously used 4 to 10 times), with regular stirring of the
lies until the bottling in May.
• Malolactic fermentation done
• No filltration, minimal use of sul tes (under 40 mg/L)
• Minimal aging in bottle of 5 years
• Dosage: 2 g/l, traditional liqueur
Food Pairing Notes
Blue lobster, roasted poultry, pan fried-foie gras with figues.
100% Pinot Noir, the oldest plots of the domain, planted in 1952,1953,1955 and 1970.