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Date Printed: 12/28/2014
Chateau Bonnet Entre-Deux-Mers Blanc 2008
Chateau Bonnet Entre-Deux-Mers Blanc 2008
(search item no. 105556)
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PRICE ON 12/28/2014: $13.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Color: Brilliant pale yellow color with both green and silver highlights.

Nose: A fresh, delicate, elegant nose that is very Sauvignon Blanc. After a light aeration, we find notes of lemon, lemon tarts, white flowers (peach tree, orange tree, white rose) with a touch of flint stone.

Palate: The attack is fresh and it evolves on the palate with richness and a good balance. Very fruity, with notes of passion fruit, grapefruit, lemon, and white fruit with a long finish. Enjoy now until 2013 with fish skewers, salads, and chocolate desserts.

Sauvignon Blanc 50%; Sémillon 40%; Muscadelle 10%

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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.