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Vignobles Bonfils - Château Vaugelas - V

VIGNOBLES BONFILS

Vignobles Bonfils - Château Vaugelas - V - GRAPES VARIETIES
Syrah 50%, Grenache Noir 35%, Carignan 10%, Mourvèdre 5%

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
Each varietal is vinified separately. The majority of the harvest is destemmed and lightly pressed. Temperature controlled fermentation takes place at a maximum of 28°. The cap is constantly punched and the must pumped over. The Carignan part of the blend is vinified using carbonic maceration. This adds structure and aromatic qualities to the final wine. 
Some of the grape parcels are harvested at different times in order to benefit from optimum ripeness of the grapes. The wine is aged in oak barrels for 11 months.

TASTING NOTES
Ruby red with aromas of ripe red fruits, dark chocolate and soft spices with a hint of minerality.
Soft rounded tannins and well integrated oak create this well rounded wine with a long finish and subtle notes of licorice.

SOMMELIER’S ADVICE
Wine & food pairing: Florentine steak, vegetable ratatouille, carrot cake or Pana cotta with raspberry sauce.
Serving temperature :16-18°C
Aging potential  : 5 years

Description

GRAPES VARIETIES Syrah 50%, Grenache Noir 35%, Carignan 10%, Mourvèdre 5% 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 Each varietal is vinified separately. The majority of the harvest is destemmed and lightly pressed. Temperature controlled fermentation takes place at a maximum of 28°. The cap is constantly punched and the must pumped over. The Carignan part of the blend is vinified using carbonic maceration. This adds structure and aromatic qualities to the final wine. Some of the grape parcels are harvested at different times in order to benefit from optimum ripeness of the grapes. The wine is aged in oak barrels for 11 months. TASTING NOTES Ruby red with aromas of ripe red fruits, dark chocolate and soft spices with a hint of minerality. Soft rounded tannins and well integrated oak create this well rounded wine with a long finish and subtle notes of licorice. SOMMELIER’S ADVICE Wine & food pairing: Florentine steak, vegetable ratatouille, carrot cake or Pana cotta with raspberry sauce. Serving temperature :16-18°C Aging potential : 5 years

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  • 3 A 095

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VIGNOBLES BONFILS

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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