Domaine Alexandre Bonnet : "Les Riceys" Blanc de Noirs Extra Brut
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A fine and fruity Blanc de Noirs champagne from Alexandre Bonnet
Located in the Aube, a French département which in 1927 joined, not without effort, the prestigious Champagne appellation, Domaine Alexandre Bonnet has become a benchmark for its wines from these great terroirs.
With a rich family history in winemaking tracing back to 1934, the estate was established in 1970 by René, Serge and Alain Bonnet. Owner of the Lanson-BCC group since 1998, Alexandre Bonnet has been run since 2019 by Arnaud Fabre who, with a long experience on many wine estates, is passionate about continuing the collective commitment to developing this exceptional terroir.
Located in the heart of the Côte des Bar, in south Champagne, the Riceys vineyards are planted on various marl and limestone soils, dating back to the Jurassic Kimmeridgian age, at an altitude of 250 metres. Through environmental concerns, no weedkiller or pesticides are used on the vines which have partial green cover. The estate also promotes biodiversity by planting orchards and truffle oak trees, with meadow flowers and late mowing of grassy areas.
Winemaking and ageing
During the harvest, exclusively done by hand, only the very best grapes were selected. Vinification took place by a slow pressing and static settling. The juice then underwent a natural malolactic fermentation and was gently sulfurised then put into cold storage before a light filtration. It then began ageing for a minimum of 36 months. To conserve its purity, this Extra Brut Champagne was disgorged with a light dosage of 6g/l.
Pinot Noir (100%)
Characteristics and tasting tips for "Les Riceys" Blanc de Noirs Extra Brut from Domaine Alexandre Bonnet
The colour is bright, with a yellow hue and golden highlights
Fine and complex, the nose reveals scents of rhubarb, fruits with white flesh (pear) and yellow flesh (peach), carried by spring notes of acacia and honeysuckle. These floral fragrances mingle with spicy notes of thyme and pepper, combining with a touch of citrus (grapefruit, lemon).
Lively and delicious, the palate entices with the generosity of its balanced scents as well as its saline and lasting finish.
For the best tasting, serve between 8 and 10°C. Aerating the wine in the glass for a few minutes reveals its full array of scents.
Food and wine pairing
This Blanc de Noirs Extra Brut from Domaine Alexandre Bonnet pairs perfectly with mackerel paté, seafood or Iberian charcuterie.
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