Bonnet-Ponson, Coteaux Champenois Chamery Rouge 2020Regular price $40.00 Save $-40.00
Variety: Pinot Noir
Gregoire Bonnet began this estate in 1862. After six generations in this family, the longevity of this wine is going nowhere. The fruit has always been sourced from their own family vineyards strewn across five Premier Cru and Grand Cru villages in the region of Champagne with home base in the village of Chamery. Gregoire was one of the first recoltant manipulants of the village, indicating that he grew his own fruit and bottled it as well. While the family name may have history attached to it, they continue to improve as they now implement organic practices. The name of their domaine has also evolved as Bonnet was the original name, though a woman of the name Ponson, with wine in her blood, married into the Bonnet family.
While the region of Champagne has been known for its sparkling wine since the mid 18th century, it had been known for its still wine before then, in fact, dating back to Roman times. The tables are turning once more; Champagne is shifting its focus to more of a Burgundian style which embodies a return to still wines. Much of this is due to the ever growing issue of climate change, causing fruit to ripen more fully with less acidity, a style not fit for the French bubbly. This version highlights Pinot Noir from the village of Chamery.