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A house set in tradition

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The history

THE HISTORY of the Bonnet Champagne House goes back a long way in the stunning village of Les Riceys.

WITH THREE AOC - Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (controlled designation of origin), the place is unique in the world of wine-making. On top of that, its 866 ha (2,086 acres) of vineyards make it the largest wine producing district in the Champagne region.

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Alain Pailley

OENOLOGIST
CELLAR MASTER SINCE 1985

"The diverse origins of our grapes, a strict selection
at the harvest and the fractioning of the must during the pressing enable us to create a variety of cuvées.
Our constant goal is to craft wines
of the highest standards."

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Vine stocks

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

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.

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The champagnes

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).

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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

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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.

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