Bonnaire, Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Cramant Non Vintage

Bonnaire Brut Grand Cru NV #1

100% Chardonnay. 2008 base vintage; 15% reserve wines.  All estate, grand cru fruit (seventeen hectares!) from Cramant.  Raised in stainless steel.  Dosage: 6 g/l.  Aged minimum 36 months on the lees.

White-gold.  Estery and assertive: hedgeflowers to a chalky backdrop up front.  Pencil lead and stone fruit to follow.  Fine autolytic character.  Extract-rich fabric of quince and mirabelle.  The finish is old-school white farmer fizz, a minerality so incisive it sizzles.  Classic Cramant; it allies matière with finesse.  Now – 2018+.

Bonnaire Brut Grand Cru NV #2

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