**** Silver Medal at International Wine Challenge in 2009 ****
Country: France Region: Bordeaux (Saint Emilion)
Varietal: Merlot (50%) / Cabernet Sauvignon (50%)
Vintage: 2008 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Château Bonnet
The massive vineyard of Chateau Bonnet is located in Grezillac, which is not that far south of St. Emilion is 300 hectares in size, making it one of the largest vineyards in all of Bordeaux. The vineyard has a terroir of clay and limestone soils.
For the red wine grapes, the vineyard of Chateau Bonnet is planted to 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon . The average age of the vines remains about 17 years of age. The vineyards are planed to a vine density that ranges from 3,000 vines per hectare to 5,000 vines per hectare. The red wine grapes machine harvested.
Ageing Potential: 7-10 Years
The cabernet grape provides great structure and framework for the wine allowing it to be laid down for a period of time while maintaining its complexity during the aging process. Merlot gives wonderful roundness and charm, and the Cabernet Franc, which comes from the estates oldest parcel of vines, adds complexity, finesse and character. These three grape varieties are the distinctive signs of this delicious wine.
Food Matches:Red Meat / Venison / Soft Cheese / Venison