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Franck Bonville Pur Mesnil 2016

Franck Bonville Pur Mesnil 2016

Champagne - Grand Cru - Blanc de blancs - Franck Bonville
$57.24 $57.24 Tax excl.
Bottle 0.75L
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Stored in air-conditioned cellar
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Grape varieties
Chardonnay 100%
Franck Bonville

Franck Bonville

In the early 1900s, Alfred Bonville took the ambitious gamble of buying plots of vines while the Phylloxera crisis raged a few years earlier. His son Franck Bonville founded the eponymous Champagne in the early 1930s, and today it is still in the hands of his successors. The Champagnes produced carry a history and are among the highest quality Côte des blancss.

What is the history of the House Franck Bonville?

In 1937, Alfred Bonville and his son Franck acquired a winemaker's house in the heart of Avize on Côte des blancs to make their own Champagne, but it is only after the Sec second world war that Franck will begin to market the first vintages under his name and to enlarge the Domaine on the terroir of the Avize. In 1970, their son Gilles and his wife Ingrid joined the family business and modernized the technical tools with a more appropriate technology. Their son Olivier, with a degree in oenology and several experiences in winemaking in Corsica and Germany, joined them in 1996, representing the fourth generation. It is also at this time that Gilles will decide to conduct the vineyard in a reasoned manner.

What is the terroir of the House Franck Bonville?

The House Franck Bonville specializes in Cuvées Blanc de blancs in Grand Cru from Avize, one of the most prestigious terroirs of the Côte de Blancs. The vineyard of Domaine is spread over 15 hectares across three villages classified as Grand Cru: Avize, Oger and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. The grapes are picked at perfect maturity, reflecting the purest expression of their terroir. Once the vinifications are completed, the bottles age between 2 and a half and 6 years in cellars, located in underground millstone galleries dating from the 19th century.

The emblematic cuvées of the House Franck Bonville

The cuvée Brut Blanc de blancs Grand Cru reflects the DNA of the House Franck Bonville, it is a Champagne that combines freshness, finesse and elegance. It will be perfect as an aperitif as well as with a seafood platter.

The Unisson cuvée Grand Cru delivers a more refined and warmer expression. Possessing fine bubbles, plenty of elegance and an aromatic framework carried on citrus and white flower notes, it will delight the most curious taste buds as an aperitif as well as with refined dishes.

Give in to the charm of the 2015 Cuvée Pur Avize and its notes of flowers, fine paste and white-fleshed fruits. From 3 parcels of Chardonnay from the Avize terroir, this is a noble, creamy and fresh Champagne, ideal as an aperitif as well as with generous fish dishes.

Description Franck Bonville Pur Mesnil 2016.

After more than 5 years of aging under cork, this Champagne from 3 parcels located mainly in the lower slopes of Mesnil sur Oger, reveals itself to be straightforward, very structured with lots of personality. 

The grape variety used is exclusively Chardonnay giving this Champagne a very flowery side of acacia flowers, wild strawberries, white-fleshed fruit flowers.  

The long, fresh, saline finish once again echoes all the essence of the Mesnil terroir on Oger, only to slowly fade away into a chalky memory. 

Champagne any time of day on smoked fish canapés, on grilled fish a la plancha and a splendor on lobster.