Bonpas Chateauneuf Du Pape "Bonus Passus"
Rhone Blend / France, Rhone
- Rhone Blend
- Rhone, France
- Sweet-Dry Scale
Located near Avignon, at the heart of the Rhone Valley, the fortified stronghold of Bonpas, from the French “Bon passage”, has watched over the safe crossing of the Durance River along the historic route that once linked Rome with Avignon. The estate marks the gateway to the southern Côtes-du-Rhône appellations and opens its gates to the discovery of the region’s terroirs. Its sophisticated, elegant wines embody the terroirs and varietals of this famous region through their power and fruitiness. LOCALISATION These famous vineyards surround the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The vines are planted in sandstone and sand-based soils on south/south-east facing slopes where they benefit from excellent exposure to the sun. GRAPE VARIETALS Grenache , Syrah and Mourvèdre. VINIFICATION AND MATURING We vinify this cuvee according to the traditional method in the Rhone Valley in order to create an optimal blend that highlights each varietal’s characteristics. At the end fot eh fermentation the caps of grape pomace are submerged in the warm must, a veritable infusion that softens the tannins and increases the wine’s roundness while preserving the flavours of ripe, stewed red fruit. Maceration lasts 3 weeks. A small part of the cuvee is aged in French oak barrels for 8 months. EXAMEN ORGANOLEPTIQUE Visual: Intense garnet red in colour tinged with dark purple. Nose: Delicate aromas of stewed stone fruits, red berries, cherries Palate: Features nuances of stone fruit such as plum and sour cherry combined with notes of light tobacco and spices to lend great complexity to this wine. This ensemble of flavours, with affirmative, well-integrated tannins results in a lengthy finish. FOOD AND WINE PAIRING Serve this wine at 18°C with stewed meats such as a coq au vin and game.View all products by BonpasCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING