The pink sister of the Cuvée Perpétuelle!
The grapes for the Bonnet-Ponson Cuvée Perpétuelle Rosé Extra Brut come from vines from the Premier Cru sites around Chamery in the “Petit Montagne”. It is 50% Pinot Noir and 25% Chardonnay plus 25% Pinot Meunier. The production of this champagne follows a principle: achieving the balance between elegance and fruitiness, youth and ripeness. To achieve this, the Cuvée Perpétuelle Rosé is aged for seven months before being blended with reserve wines from previous vintages and 8-10% of its own red wines. A further 48 months of bottle fermentation and a dosage of 5g/l allow the vinous and spicy notes of the Champagne to blend with the fleshy expression of the Pinot Noir.
- In the glass, an intense salmon pink with delicate orange highlights and a lively mousseux.
- On the nose, impressive aromas of wild strawberries, figs and wild herbs.
- On the palate, Bonnet-Ponson Cuvée Perpétuelle Rosé reveals a lively perlage and a fine acidity. In the aftertaste, the intense fruit aromas show with an intense spiciness and minerality.
- This champagne is suitable companion to spicy dishes with oriental spices
- With shellfish
- It also goes perfectly with desserts made with nuts and stone fruits
The Champagne House Bonnet Ponson
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!