Champagne Franck Bonville Brut Millesime 2009 Grand Cru - Blanc de Blancs 1.5L Magnum

  • Champagne Franck Bonville Brut Millesime 2009 Grand Cru - Blanc de Blancs 1.5L Magnum

    Champagne Franck Bonville Brut Millesime 2009 Grand Cru - Blanc de Blancs 1.5L Magnum 09-FRB-CWAM-IMP3M

    Wine overview

    • Variety
      100% Chardonnay
    • Region
      100% Avize, Grand Cru

    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.  For the 2009 Millesime Brut the finest Chardonnay grapes were selected from the Grand Cru vineyards in Avize.  It was a clean, early harvest providing fruit with great flavour and expression which is revealed in the finished cuvee.

    Gary Walsh recently reviewed the 2009 Millesime Brut on The Winefront:
    "Yeast, gentle fino sherry and chamomile notes, honey and spiced biscuits. Fine bead and mouth-feel, white peach, mainly dry and saline but with a touch of honey to soften and seduce. Lovely long saline finish. Complex and composed. Beautiful wine." 94 points, drink 2015-2022

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    “Wonderful aged character on the nose, rounded in the mouth soft and silky on the journey with a long finish and a good return”

    95 Points 

    Tony Keys, The Key Report


    Technical Notes

    100% Chardonnay

    100% Avize, Grand Cru

    Oenologists:  Olivier Bonville, Sebastien Boever

    Harvest: 10-17 September 2009

    Date of Bottling: March 2010

    Time on lees: 4-5 years

    Disgorgement: October 2014

    Dosage: 5.83 g/l

    From Franck Bonville: "Harvest 2009 was an early one, and the grapes were beautiful and safe."

    Tasting Notes

    From Franck Bonville

    Appearance: Deep and golden, pretty string of fine and persisting bubbles
    Nose: Ample and rich.  The first olfactory feeling presents almond aromas, followed rapidly by cirus flavours (lemon, peach and grapefruit) surrounded by plenty of roundness and suppleness.  After a while and some aeration in the glass, warmer notes appear such as almond pastry, crystallised fruit and alcohol, proof of a beautiful maturity.
    Palate: Creamy and round, ample and generous.  This vintage is a perfect feminine wine.  We leave the freshness and the minerality of vintage 2008 to enter into a universe of roundness, richness and delicacy.  A well balanced champagne, easy to appreciate for it's gourmet and energetic qualities.

    Food Match: We recommend this Cuvee Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs as an aperitif

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    $164.00 per magnum (inc GST)
    RRP: $168.00