Le Champagne Bonnaire Strikes Gold

Le Champagne Bonnaire Strikes Gold

We are so delighted and pleased for one of our great wine partners Le Champagne Bonnaire (Cramant France) as they have literally swept the pools in the latest wine ratings. Leading French wine authority Guide Hachette des Vins awarded Bonnaire 3 Stars for their Variance NV Champagne & also they were awared 2 Stars for their 2005 Grand Cru Vintage Champagne.

Here is what Guide Hachette des Vins had to say  "this area is vinified and sold his first bottle there's just eighty years. Today Jean - Louis Bonnaire operates a charming area of ​​22 hectares. The vineyards are mainly located in the Cote des Blancs, Chardonnay takes the leading role in his wines. Vinified and aged in barrel, the wine gets the maximum variance. His palette complex combines honey, butter, candied fruit. Equally captivating mouth demonstrated a rare balance between fresh and vinous. A superb champagne meal, which could also hear an old county. The Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Vintage 2005 picks two stars for its part, it immediately attracted by scents of candied fruit with notes mineral and buttery. The palate reveals wealth, power, complexity and persistence - qualities of this vintage. For Jacques scallops or risotto with seafood

Other leading wine authorities and critics have followed suite in their recognition of Le Champahne Bonnaires wonderful rnage of French Champagnes , Guide Dussert-Gerber Vin 2013 had this to say about Bonnaires Champagnes:
  • Very tasty, Champagne Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru, typed and delicate, with intense aromas, combining structure and finesse, this is a very well balanced champagne, full on the palate, with subtle nuances of nuts and fruits cooked.
  • Cuvée Variance of creamy and very fine, with subtle notes of nuts and Narcissus, a beautiful expression, combines elegance and vinous.
  • The Brut Rosé is very balanced, rich lather while aromas (blackberry, strawberry), a beautiful harmony on the palate, while fruit and finesse to open a trout.
  • Very good Brut Tradition, nose very charming, subtle, powerful palate, fine bouquet, champagne dry and sweet at the same time to open as an aperitif on pies. No need to hesitate no longer.

Bettane & Desseuave Des Vins de France 2013 guide was equally as high in their praise  of Bonnaire's Champagnes

  • Grand Cru Cuvée Prestige- Complete wine, powerful but balanced, slightly dosed very successful assembly more difficult than the Blanc de Blancs. (17/20)
  • Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Extra Brut- Taut, mineral and stale at once, rather Cramant, vind e connoisseur. (16/20)
  • Blanc de Blancs Cuvée Ver Sacrum- Accurate but also round, fruity and consensus that the variance, with a small additional mineral notes, wine character, universal. (15.5 / 20) Happiness now! 
We are so pleased to see this wonderful wine making family receive these types of accolades as the recognition and assessment of their champagnes only lends more weight to why we believe that Le Champagne Bonnaire is one of France's best kept secrets and we are proud to be able to bring this fine range of champagnes to you here in Australia- I would say order early.

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