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.
Located in the south-eastern part of the Rhone Valley, the soils in the terraced vineyards are strewn with rounded stones that overlie sandstone and marls dating back to the Pliocene era.
Grenache, Syrah and Carignan.
we vinify our grappes through the traditional Rhône Valley vinification with monitored temperatures and extractions. Maceration lasts 3 weeks. Once blended, a part of the cuvee is aged in 1 to 3-year-old French oak barrels for 6 months. Once the wine has aged, it is bottled, corked and cellared for a few months before being sold.
Visual: ruby red in colour
Nose: aromas of red and black berries underscored by a hint of spice.
Palate: starts off bold and round, boasting fine tannins and opening up to complex notes of leather and wild herbs.
Subtle and delicate when served at a temperature of 16°C. Ideal with Provençal beef stew or a roast.