Bonpas Châteauneuf-du-Pape Bonus Passus, France, 2017

Bonpas Châteauneuf-du-Pape Bonus Passus, France, 2017

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About The Producer
Overlooking the Durance River near the town of Avignon, the Bonpas Charterhouse is a fortified monastery that was built by the Order of the Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem in the 12th century. Its name is linked to the history of the torrential Durance River, which could only be crossed at the ford located just below the monastery. Bonpas’ name comes from the Latin bonus passus, meaning “safe crossing point”.


The estate marks the gateway to the southern Côtes-du-Rhône appellations and opens its gates to the discovery of the region’s terroirs. Its sophisticated, elegant wines embody the terroirs and varietals of this famous region through their power and fruitiness.

Vinification & Ageing
We vinify this cuvée according to the traditional method in the Rhône Valley in order to create an optimal blend that highlights each varietal’s characteristics. At the end fot eh fermentation the caps of grape pomace are submerged in the warm must, a veritable infusion that softens the tannins and increases the wine’s roundness while preserving the flavours of ripe, stewed red fruit. Maceration lasts 3 weeks. A small part of the cuvee is aged in French oak barrels for 8 months.

Grape / Blend
70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre

Origin
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France

Tasting Notes
Alluring, glistening dark chocolate around a rich and juicy core of ripe cherries, strawberry and plum, augmented by vanilla, smoke and wild herbs.

90 Points - Decanter

Product size: 750ml

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