Château de Bonhoste Bordeux Superieur Rouge 2014 Château de Bonhoste Bordeux Superieur Rouge 2014 Château de Bonhoste Bordeux Superieur Rouge 2014 Download PDF

Specifications
Winery Château de Bonhoste
Varieties70% Merlot / 20% Cabernet Sauvignon / 10% Cabernet Franc
Farming Practicessustainable
Soilsclay limestone sandy silt
Trellis systemdouble Guyot
Hectares/Acres8
Altitude70m
ExposureS
Harvest Techniquemechanical
Year Vines Were Planted1980
Yeastindigenous
Fermentationused oak
Malolacticfull
Maturation12 months in 50% large casks and 50% traditional barrels
Sulfuryes
Filteryes
Finingyes
Alcohol14%
Item NoFR935-14
Size750ML
Bottle Case12
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region
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Château de Bonhoste Bordeux Superieur Rouge 2014
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Chateau de Bonhoste was established in 1977 when Bernard and Colette Fournier purchased this 11th century Chateau and its 44 hectares of vineyards located in the town of St. Jean de Blaignac, just 6 km south of St Emilion, where the family has lived since 1895.

Planted on the slopes of the southern bank of the Dordogne River, the vineyards here are farmed employing "la lutte raisonnée", or "the reasoned struggle", a practice that is very close to organic farming. With clay/limestone soils, the vineyards support 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cab Franc for the reds, with 55% Semillion, 40% Sauvignon and 5% Muscadelle for the whites.
 
On the property, there are 200+ year-old underground cellars of natural stone where the barrels and bottles are aged. Today, the winemaking role has been passed on to Yannick Fournier, while his sister Sylvaine works the vines with her mother Collette.