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Vignobles Bonfils - Château Vaugelas - Le Prieuré

VIGNOBLES BONFILS

Vignobles Bonfils - Château Vaugelas - Le Prieuré - GRAPES VARIETIES
Syrah 40%, Grenache Noir 30%, Carignan 27%, Mourvèdre 3%

APPELLATION
AOP Corbières
Red

SOILS
Blue Marl, Schist and rounded pebbles

Château Vaugelas spans over 150 hectares between the Montagne Alaric and the Montagne Noire next to Camplong d’Aude, and has belonged to the Bonfils family since 2000. The Château used to be an abbey in the Lagrasse area in the XVIth century.
TERROIR
As far back as the XVIth century, Benedictine monks grew vines on this magnificent terroir of shale and gravelly scree carried by the river Orbieu which flows at the edge of the domain. The limestone clay soils of the property are made up of a blue clay subsoil with pebbles and stones on the surface. 

The vineyard is unusual in that it is in one single block. It combines old vines, traditional regional grape varieties and more recently planted vines in Cordon de Royat form or Goblet, the traditional Corbières pruning method which allows the vegetation to adapt perfectly to local climatic conditions.

VINIFICATION
After destemming, fermentation takes place with total temperature control. The vatting lasts between 20 and 24 days with maximum extraction which favours colour and aromas. The wine is matured in barrels for 9 to 12 months. 

TASTING NOTES
The colour is brilliant, garnet with ruby tints. The aromas of red fruit and cherries in brandy are accompanied by vanilla and sweet liquorice notes. The palate is full with a beautiful balance, where the fine and elegant tannins are harmonized by a beautiful roundness. 

SOMMELIER’S ADVICE
Food and wine pairing: roast beef in salt crust, forest cocotte egg.  
Serving temperature: 16-18°C.
Aging potential : 5-6 years

Description

GRAPES VARIETIES Syrah 40%, Grenache Noir 30%, Carignan 27%, Mourvèdre 3% APPELLATION AOP Corbières Red SOILS Blue Marl, Schist and rounded pebbles Château Vaugelas spans over 150 hectares between the Montagne Alaric and the Montagne Noire next to Camplong d’Aude, and has belonged to the Bonfils family since 2000. The Château used to be an abbey in the Lagrasse area in the XVIth century. TERROIR As far back as the XVIth century, Benedictine monks grew vines on this magnificent terroir of shale and gravelly scree carried by the river Orbieu which flows at the edge of the domain. The limestone clay soils of the property are made up of a blue clay subsoil with pebbles and stones on the surface. The vineyard is unusual in that it is in one single block. It combines old vines, traditional regional grape varieties and more recently planted vines in Cordon de Royat form or Goblet, the traditional Corbières pruning method which allows the vegetation to adapt perfectly to local climatic conditions. VINIFICATION After destemming, fermentation takes place with total temperature control. The vatting lasts between 20 and 24 days with maximum extraction which favours colour and aromas. The wine is matured in barrels for 9 to 12 months. TASTING NOTES The colour is brilliant, garnet with ruby tints. The aromas of red fruit and cherries in brandy are accompanied by vanilla and sweet liquorice notes. The palate is full with a beautiful balance, where the fine and elegant tannins are harmonized by a beautiful roundness. SOMMELIER’S ADVICE Food and wine pairing: roast beef in salt crust, forest cocotte egg. Serving temperature: 16-18°C. Aging potential : 5-6 years

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  • 3 A 095

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Creator of wines and emotions, Vignobles Bonfils has been passing on the soul of the land for 6 generations. Their castles of character combine vineyards and luxury hotels to make you discover their exceptional terroirs during an oenological escape on the roads of the South of France.

Family and independent since 1870, committed to environmental protection, they preserve the integrity of each of their listed natural sites. Since the end of 2019, all their estates, i.e. 1600 hectares of vines, have been labelled HVE (High Environmental Value). HVE certification attests to environmental excellence as reflected by the achievement of performance thresholds (performance obligations) in four areas, in terms of : biodiversity (presence of agro-ecological infrastructures on the farm such as hedges, grass strips, groves, etc.), phytosanitary strategy, fertiliser management, irrigation management.

It is with precision and care that the winegrowers and oenologists at Vignobles Bonfils refine their approach: plot monitoring, management of adjusted needs, environmentally friendly practices, controlled yields, optimised harvest dates and times. This is how the greatest terroirs are born, blessed with centuries of care and attention.

A single goal : to produce quality wines offering the best of their terroir ! This is how the wines of Vignobles Bonfils are rewarded each year with a hundred medals and scores from the greatest international competitions.

The 17 Estates & Castles of the Vignobles Bonfils are spread over the Languedoc Roussillon, South of France, including one in the Bordeaux region. They offer more than 250 cuvees in prestigious appellations such as : Côtes du Roussillon, Corbières, La Clape, Languedoc, Minervois, Muscat de Rivesaltes, Bordeaux Supérieur, ...

"Without Man, the terroir is only hope. "Laurent Bonfils

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