Château Bonneau 2014 Montagne Saint-Émilion
Varietal: 90% Merlot 10% Cabernet Franc
Tasting Notes The 2014 vintage is a rather classic year.
Nose: Its aromas are marked by ripe red fruits.
Palate: The tasting confirms a supple and silky wine. Its structure on the palate shows tannins on a velvet texture and a presence of wine on the palate in length and volume. To drink before 2025
Château Bonneau 2014
Wine Making: First to pick the grapes according to a most satisfactory maturity. The reception at the winery is done in respect of the fruit and with the least possible handling. Winemaking in concrete and stainless steel vats with an average capacity allowing a plot selection. The latter are equipped with thermo-regulation systems allowing a lot of precision in the development of great wines. Malolactic fermentation takes place in vats. Then the wine is sown in barrels for a 12-month aging and this for 2/3 of the harvest. The rest is aged in vats. The wines will be pasted and filtered only if necessary before bottling.
About the Winery:
Château Bonneau has been in the Gouze family since 1922, but it was in 1958 that Marc Gouze went to live there with his wife. He has boosted the estate and also modernized it; he enlarged the surface area of the plots and planted an additional 5 ha of vines, making a total of 9 ha. The Gouze family has devoted themselves to respecting the environment and using sustainable and integrated vine growing methods. This keeps the vines balanced, creating a perfect equilibrium between the wine and the terroir. The family’s goal is first of all to pick the grapes at the optimum time for ripening, then, when the fruit arrives in the winery, it is handled as little as possible.