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Date Printed: 12/22/2014
Chateau Bonnet Bordeaux Blanc 2002
Chateau Bonnet Bordeaux Blanc 2002
(search item no. 80338)

PRICE ON 12/22/2014: $11.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"To prove that white Bordeaux can age as well as white Burgundy, here comes André Lurton with his wood-aged Château Bonnet. It's a finely made wine, with well-judged wood and ripe, but crisp fruit. It's certainly young at the moment and will repay aging for five years." - WE
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About Chateau Bonnet:

The vineyards of Chateau Bonnet were planted during the 16th century, by the Reynier family, wealthy merchants from Libourne. In a mere 30 years, the landscape around the house was transformed, as vines replaced forest on the surrounding slopes.

Château Bonnet lies to the North of the Entre-Deux-Mers, on the clay-chalk slopes of the commune of Grézillac, overlooking the Dordogne valley some 10km south of Saint Emilion. The estate dates back to the 17th century; when André Lurton took over in 1956, it comprised 30 hectares of vineyard, which he immediately undertook to renovate and develop.

Today, half Bonnet's production is devoted to a highly popular dry white (AOC Entre-Deux-Mers), a blend of Sauvignon, Sémillon and Muscadelle grapes, carefully vinified to preserve the freshness and bouquet of these varietals.

The other half is composed of classic red varietals - Merlots, Cabernet Francs and Cabernet Sauvignons - producing noteworthy clarets widely held to be superior to the general run of the appellation.