Louis Bernard Bonus Passus Cotes du Rhone (PET bottle) 2007

Rhone Red Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France

Price: $9.99 $7.97
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Item No. 99708
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Ruby red color. Red berry fruit flavors, lush mouthfeel, lovely balance, and a long finish. Great on its own or with barbeque!

Blend: 80% Grenache, 12% Syrah, 8% Mourvèdre

"Bonus Passus" is the former Latin name of the 12th century Chartreuse de Bonpas. Today it is the home of Louis Bernard, located at the gateway of Avignon at a bon passage (good crossing point) across the Durance River. Moving from the 12th to 21st century, "Bonus Passus" offers you a new approach to wine while doing something for the environment.

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Hari Seldon - Corvallis, OR (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/23/2010)
As a food industry professional, I was interested in the PET packaging of this product. However, this wine is not a good endorsement of this type of packaging. There are obvious residual monomers from the bottle present in the wine (to the layman, this would be perceived as a background 'plasticky' taste), strong enough for me to make the wine undrinkable. Individual sensitivities do vary; my wife, also a trained sensory analyst, perceived the same issue but at a much lower level (she cheerfully finished the bottle).
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Donald - Boston, MA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/29/2010)
This wine was packaged with two other PET bottled "green" wines. I found it to be sufficiently interesting in the Rhone style.
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Rating:
(5/9/2012)
Style: Smooth & Supple
The wine is quite good. It is very smooth with a nice finish. I have a hard time with it being in a plastic bottle. If you like smooth cheap wine, you can't beat this product.
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Learn About Louis Bernard

Since 1976, Louis Bernard has united winemakers of the Rhone Valley in a common project: to devote the best of their wine and savoir-faire to producing great wines. With production throughout the Cotes du Rhone region, Louis Bernard remains dedicated to showcasing the unique characteristics of each terroir while producing exquisite, world-class wines. La Chartreuse de Bonpas is...

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Learn About Cotes du Rhone

A Cote of Many Grapes The appellation of Cotes du Rhone encompasses much of the land of the area, not to mention much of the wine - over two-thirds of the wine produced here is of the Cotes-du-Rhone appellation. Wines here need only be from the Cotes de Rhone geographic area (which is fairly large) and consist of one or more of the 22 varieties permitted. Being such a wide...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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