Based in the village of Avize in the Côte de Blancs
Olivier Bonville runs this Côte des Blancs estate, originally set up by his grandfather, Franck, a grower in Avize. The Bonvilles now have an unrivalled domaine in Avize, Oger and Cramant, totalling more than 20 hecatres (50 acres) and all Grand Crus. Bonville champagnes are all Blanc de Blancs.
“This is a terrific champagne from one of the smaller producers, with a small-scale attention to detail. Has a nutty richness on the palate showing some interesting autolysis characters with traces of yeast and fresh bread. Long finish with plenty of flavour. Worth a serious look.”
Ray Jordan, "Top 100 Sparkling" - Fresh, The West Australian
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40% from the 2006 vintage, 40% from the 2007 vintage & 20% from the 2005 vintage.
Disgorgement: June 2009
Dosage : 9.6 g/L
Nose: The emphasis here in on floral aromas and pure fruitiness.
Mouth: In the mouth, the peerless quality of the grapes and their origins shows through in a delicacy that fronts a subtle richness.