A house set in tradition
THE HISTORY of the Bonnet Champagne House goes back a long way in the stunning village of Les Riceys.
AS EARLY AS 1934 Lucien Noble the grandfather started growing his own vine stocks. His passion was passed on to the next generations until the 70’s when his grandsons Bonnet founded the House.
THE GRAPES are carefully selected from about 200 ha (500 acres) vineyards, and entirely vinified at the House by our experienced and dedicated team, making Bonnet a traditional and very qualitative Champagne House in an exceptional land.
THE CHAMPAGNES are authentic and highlight the Pinot Noir variety with highly esteemed cuvées like the
Grande Réserve (Pinot Noir & Chardonnay), the Blanc de Noirs (100% Pinot Noir) and the Perle Rosée (100% Rosé Pinot Noir).
In the heart of the Côte des Bar
It all started with the Gallo-Romans producing the first wines in the Côte des Bar, the most Southern area of Champagne and representing one fourth of the surface of the Appellation. During the 12th century, the monks of the Clairvaux Abbey developed winegrowing. Several centuries later, Champagne was created with these Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes.
Les Riceys lies at the confines of Champagne and Burgundy and has been split between the two provinces until the French Revolution in 1789
Our Heritage is to be the only Champagne Cru with Three Appellations:
Champagne AOC, Coteaux Champenois AOC and Rosé des Riceys AOC
The Terroir counts with the steepest slopes of Champagne, made of kimmeridgian limestone:
Perfect match with Pinot Noir give birth to fine, expressive and complex wines
Les Riceys is the most praised Cru of the Côte des Bar, for the Quality of its Terroir, the Beauty of its landscape and the Character of the XVI-XVIII centuries village
The local vine-growers are passionate about their heritage that is typical of their wonderful land. They are true craftsmen who work with their vines every day. Thanks to their Jurassic limestone ground and cool and sunny climate, these lands are amongst the wine-producing areas that offer the best conditions in Champagne.
King of the Côte des Bar, the Pinot Noir variety holds a major place in our wines, providing fruit and freshness. In the Grande Réserve cuvée, it is blended with Chardonnay giving finesse and elegance.