jeudi 26 mars 2020

Champagne Franck Bonville – Brut Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs

Guide VERON des Champagnes 2016

(around 25 euros per bottle)

Simple and well-conceived look.

Aspect :

  • Golden and luminous with reserved green glints.
  • Refined and sparkling bubbles.
  • Bead of bubbles, delicately hung on the edge of the flute, persistent after service.

Nose :

  • Subtle and heady.
  • Radiant aromas of citrus fruits (lemon and grapefruit), pear, apple, almond, hazelnut and white flowers brightened up with touches of kiwi, apricot, grape and litchi, slightly iodized and mentholated.
  • Later, the nose becomes more ample, with some warm touches of honey and toast allowed by the vinification in wood of 5% of the base wine, a signature of the emerging maturity of the Cuvée.

Palate :

·        Dense and pure attack, enhanced by a striking minerality, reinforced by the adjusted dosage with only 7 g/L of sugar added at disgorgement.
·        The mouth then gradually develops, silky and creamy, perhaps thanks to the fulfillment of the malolactic fermentation of the base wines, underlined by a gentle and creamy effervescence and a touch of vanilla.
·        Deliciously acidulous finish, always mineral.
·        Remarkable length on the palate

With this cuvée Brut Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs, Olivier Bonville, œnologist and Chef de Cave of the Champagne House Franck Bonville, was able to compose the perfect blending, with 30% of 2009, 20% of 2010 and 50% of 2011, to offer us a superb interpretation of the Chardonnay on the chalky Grand Cru terroir of Avize in the Côte des Blancs.

To taste as an aperitif, or during a meal, to go with a just pan-fried foie gras with scampi, for example.

Founded in Avize in 1937, the Champagne House Franck Bonville is based on its 15 hectares vineyard, exclusively composed by Chardonnay from Grands Crus of Avize, Oger, le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Cramant, cultivated in the respect of the environment, to elaborate and market 150,000 bottles of exceptional champagne, variations inspired around great terroirs of the Côte des Blancs.

Champagne Franck Bonville
9 rue Pasteur
51 190 Avize
Tel. : +33 (0)3 26 57 52 30