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

“Le Jour”

Region: Montagne de Reims
Grapes:
Pinot Meunier
Vineyard: “Le Jour” parcel in Vrigny 1er cru, planted 1971
Soil: 
clay-loamy top soil, chalky subsoil
Farming: 
organic
Harvest:
 by hand
Winemaking: whole bunch maceration 10 days, first fermentation in old 228L and 400L oak barrels, full malolactic, no dosage
Aging: 9 months on lees
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

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Chamery Rouge Pur Meunier Coteaux Chamenois

Region: Montagne de Reims
Grapes:
Pinot Meunier
Vineyard: Chamery
Soil: 
sand, clay
Farming: 
organic
Harvest:
 by hand
Winemaking: whole bunch maceration 10 days, fermentation in sandstone 100L eggs and 400L barrel
Aging: 12 months in eggs and barrel before blending
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

Griblanc Coteaux Champenois

Region: Montagne de Reims
Grapes:
30% Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier. the rest of the blend made up by Arbane, Petit Meslier, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris
Vineyard: 10.50 hectares, from the villages of Chamery, Vrigny, and Coulommes-la-Montagne
Soil: 
sand, clay
Farming: 
organic
Harvest:
 by hand
Winemaking: direct press, fermentation in used oak
Aging: 11 months used oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

Non-Dose Cuvée Perpétuelle

Region: Montagne de Reims
Grapes:
35% Pinot Noir, 35% Pinot Meunier, 30% Chardonnay
Vineyard: plots in Chamery, Vrigny, and Coulommes-la-Montagne (1er cru)
Soil: 
calcareous clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 
35 years
Farming: 
in conversion to organic
Harvest:
 by hand
Winemaking: 40% blend of reserve wines, direct press, spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel and old oak, malolactic fermentation
Aging: 8 months in old oak, sur lie, before being blended with reserve wine 4 years in bottle
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Dosage: 0 g/L
Added S02: less than 35 mg/L

Wine

Chamery Coteaux Champenois Blanc

Region: Montagne de Reims
Grapes:
Chardonnay, Petite Meslier
Vineyard Size: 10.50 hectares
Soil: 
sand, clay
Average Age of Vines:
n/a
Farming: 
organic
Harvest:
 by hand
Winemaking: direct press
Aging: n/a
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: less than 40 mg/L

Wine

“CUVÉE PERPETUELLE” Rosé

Region: Montagne de Reims
Grapes:
40% Pinot Noir, 35% Pinot Meunier, 25% Chardonnay
Vineyard: Parcels from Chamery, Vrigny, and Coulommes la Montagne (1er cru)
Soil: 
calcareous clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 
35 years
Farming: 
in  conversion to organic
Harvest:
 by hand
Winemaking: 30% blend of reserve wines and 10% red wine, direct press, spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel, concrete, and old oak, malolactic fermentation
Aging: on lees for 9 months in stainless steel and old oak, red wine aged in oak barrels, 4 years in bottle
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Dosage: 1.5 – 2.5 g/L  liqueur traditionelle
Added S02: less than 35 mg/L

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Blanc de Noirs Premier Cru

Region: Montagne de Reims
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: Montagne de Reims
Grapes:
40% Pinot Noir, 30% Pinot Meunier, 30% Chardonnay
Vineyard: plots in Chamery, Vrigny, and Coulommes-la-Montagne (1er cru)
Soil: 
calcareous clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 
35 years
Farming: 
in conversion to organic
Harvest:
 by hand
Winemaking: 40% blend of reserve wines, direct press, spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel and old oak, malolactic fermentation
Aging: 8 months in old oak, sur lie, 4 years in bottle
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Dosage: 8-10 g/L  liqueur d’expedition
Added S02: less than 35 mg/L

Wine

“Seconde Nature”

Region: Montagne de Reims
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: Montagne de Reims
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