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.
On the nose, white fruits and citrus melt with toasted bread and nutty aromas. Fresh and sharp in the attack, first nose on grapefruit and breadcrust aromas. The mid-palate shows a nice volume; the fruitiness and vinosity of the Pinots fresh dominate; the ending leads to a long mineral sensation on the palate with a touch of spiciness from the reserve wine part.
The assemblage involves about 35 vine plots over the villages of Chamery, Vrigny and Coulommes-la-Montagne, in the western part of the Montagne de Reims.
• Age average of the vines : 35 years old
• Various type of soil: siliceous and calcareous sands, silty
clay soil on chalky subsoil, and calcareous clay soil with
• millstone fragments
Hand picking and pressing of the grapes within 4 hours
• First fermentation in various containers: inox tank
(75%),concrete tank (20%), oak barrel (5%)
• 7 month on lies before blending with the reserve wine
• Malolactic Fermentation partially done
• No ltration, minimal use of sulfites
• Aging in bottle of 5 years
• Dosage: 0 g/l
35% Pinot Noir, 35% Meunier, 30% Chardonnay
40% of reserve wines (perpetual blending) from the precedent harvests