Full-bodied and aromatically intense – the signature cuvée of Bonnet-Ponson!
40% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Meunier: And that from a whole 35 plots in Premier Cru plots around Chamery in the Montagne de Reims. Here, the Bonnet family has been making its champagnes on chalky clay and sandy soils since 1862. The vines have an average age of more than 35 years and are in the process of conversion to organic viticulture. This is what we love! 40% of the Cuvée Perpétuelle consists of reserve wines from previous vintages to maintain Bonnet-Ponson’s own style. The cuvée is left on the lees for at least 48 months. After the dosage of a minimum of 3 g/l, the Cuvée Perpétuelle can call itself extra-brut. Just try it!
- In the glass, a dense, eye-catching golden yellow with a fine mousseux.
- On the nose, ripe apple aromas with yellow stone fruit and light notes of pastry.
- On the palate, the Cuvée Perpétuelle shows a lively perlage and a fine harmony. The aromas of ripe apple and yeast are accompanied by a slightly salty note, which gives the champagne its concision.
- This champagne is an excellent aperitif.
- It goes wonderfully with light veal and chicken dishes.
- The champagne is also a super companion for vegetarian dishes with root vegetables.
The Champagne House Bruno Paillard
Aromatic, energetic with a special ripeness.
Since 1862, the Bonnet family has been producing its champagne in Chamery. Grégoire Bonnet was the first winemaker in the area. Most of the house’s vines are located on the hills of the three villages of Chamery, Vrigny and Coulommes la Montagne in the western part of the Montagne de Reims, also known as “petite montagne”. The soils, formed in the Tertiary period, are composed of sand, clay and chalky clay. In 1956, André Bonnet met his wife Monique Ponson, herself from a family of winegrowers in Vrigny, also from the Montagne de Reims. Together they began to cultivate a few parcels of Meunier and Pinot Noir in Chamery, Vrigny and Coulommes la Montagne with the Bonnet-Ponson domain. Today, the area has grown to 9 hectares, planted equally with each of the three grape varieties. In 1979, the son Thierry Bonnet joined the champagne house and, over the course of 30 years, continued to drive the development of the domain. Additional wine cellars in the sandy soils of the “Petit Montagne” have since allowed the precious champagnes to age for longer. After studying enology and working as a red winemaker in the southwest of France, Cyril Bonnet joined the family domain in 2013 and at the same time began converting the entire vineyard to organic farming methods. We are excited to see what follows!