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Dames de Bonpas Dames de Bonpas

Origins of the cuvée

Located near Avignon, at the heart of the Rhone Valley, the fortified stronghold of Bonpas, from the French “Bon passage”, has watched over the safe crossing of the Durance River along the historic route that once linked Rome with Avignon. The estate marks the gateway to the southern Côtes-du-Rhône appellations and opens its gates to the discovery of the region’s terroirs. Its sophisticated, elegant wines embody the terroirs and varietals of this famous region through their power and fruitiness.


South of Rhone Valley vineyard on the Plan de Dieu hillside.

Grape varietals

Grenache and Syrah.

Vinification and maturing

The grapes are destemmed according to tradition then fermented under controlled temperatures of approximately 24°C. This cuvee ages in tanks for 10 months to preserve the fresh fruit flavours and soften the tannins through sparing use of micro-oxygenation.

Tasting notes

Colour: Intense cherry red intense with deep purple highlights.
Nose: Combination of small red undergrowth fruits (strawberry, blackcurrant, raspberry) and a sweet spicy.
Mouth: A supple, round attack, the finish is redolent of black fruit associated with light spices such as cinnamon and vanilla. The supple, melting tannins give this wine fullness and body in the mouth.

Food and wine pairing

Ideal with filet of beef with Cèpes, grilled duck breast or a wide range of cheeses. Serve at 16°C.