Producer wine
Champagne Bonnet-Ponson

COUNTRY :
France

REGION :
Champagne

PRODUCTION :
60,000 bottles/year

Thierry Bonnet and Cyril Bonnet

Grégoire Bonnet founded the estate in 1862. That’s 150 years of continuous production within the same family, now helmed by Thierry Bonnet and his son Cyril. They farm over 10 hectares including the Premier Cru and Grand Cru villages of Chamery, Vrigny, Coulommes la Montagne, Verzenay, and Verzy. This is spread over 50 parcels of 35-80 year old vines, all farmed organic since 2013 and certified in 2016, which puts them in rare company for Champagne. All initial fermentations are native yeasts, no filtration, and minimal sulfur. Their production is approximately 60,000 bottles per year.

These represent honest expressions and are part of the new guard (at least philosophically) of organic viticulture and crystalline assertions within a sea of mass production. They even make some true zero-zero cuvées, including their not to be missed Coteaux Champenois. These still wines are direct translations of the terroirs and remind us of the purity of Pinot and Chardonnay when they have not been “messed” with.

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CUVÉES
Wine

Blanc de Noirs Premier Cru

Region: Champagne
Grapes:
Pinot Noir
Vineyard Size: 10.50 hectares
Soil: 
clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines:
62 years
Farming: 
organic
Harvest:
 by hand
Winemaking: direct press, spontaneous fermentation in oak with indigenous yeasts, malolactic fermentation
Aging: 96 months in bottle
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Dosage: 2 mg/L liqueur d’expidition
Added S02: less than 50 mg/L

Wine

“Cuvée Perpetuelle”

Region: Champagne
Grapes:
Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay
Vineyard Size: 10.50 hectares
Soil: 
calcareous clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 
35 years
Farming: 
organic
Harvest:
 by hand
Winemaking: 40% blend of reserve wines, direct press, spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel, concrete, and old oak, partial malolactic fermentation
Aging: 7 months in old oak, sur lie, 48 months in bottle
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Dosage: 8-10 g/L  liqueur d’expedition
Added S02: less than 40 mg/L

Wine

“Seconde Nature”

Region: Champagne
Grapes:
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier
Vineyard Size: 10.50 hectares
Soil: 
calcareous clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines:

Farming: 
organic
Harvest:
 by hand
Winemaking: spontaneous fermentation in old oak with indigenous yeasts, malolactic fermentation
Aging: 9 months in old oak, sur lie, 24 months in bottle
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Dosage: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Vignes Dieu”

Region: Champagne
Grapes:
Chardonnay
Vineyard Size: 10.50 hectares
Soil: 
sand, clay
Average Age of Vines:
58 years
Farming: 
organic
Harvest:
 by hand
Winemaking: direct press, spontaneous fermentation in old oak with indigenous yeasts, malolactic fermentation
Aging: 7 months in old oak, sur lie, 72 months in bottle
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Dosage: 6-8 mg/L liqueur d’expidition
Added S02: less than 40 mg/L