/Catalogue-2020/Products 1309865 1361202 8c756eb3-8643-ea11-80e3-0050568d0678

Vignobles Bonfils - Château Villerambert - Opéra

VIGNOBLES BONFILS

Vignobles Bonfils - Château Villerambert - Opéra - GRAPES VARIETIES
Grenache Noir 50%, Syrah 25%, Carignan 15%, Mourvèdre 10%

APPELLATION
AOP Minervois
Red

SOILS
11 types of soils

The vineyard of Château Villerambert stretches over 100 hectares in AOP Minervois. Gallo-Roman traces which were found around the property lead to believe that the first vines were planted in the 4th century AD.
According to archives, Château Villerambert already owned a vineyard in 1231. Since 1858, 6 generations of the Julien family have successfully run the property, which is part of Vignobles Bonfils since 2014.

TERROIR
The vineyard is composed of a mosaic of terroirs, it gives mineral characteristics to the wines. Planted between 190 and 260m above sea level, the different climate brings freshness and complexity to the wines.
We count 11 different terroirs at Villerambert: Red earth, flint clay and limestone, marl, clay and limestone magnesia, clay and limestone, marble, lime sandstone, graves clay and limestone, clay, sand and schist.

VINIFICATION
The grapes are night harvested, lightly crushed and passed into vats for a maceration period of 4 weeks, and up to 6 weeks for the most mature Syrah and Grenache. Made in the traditional manner, with the grape varieties being vinified separately, pumping over and racking . The wine is aired and the lees regularly stirred during the whole post fermentation maceration period for greater richness and to soften the tannins. 
The Grenache is vinified in stainless steel tanks protected from the air, whilst the Syrah and the Carignan benefit from micro-oxygenation to preserve all the fruit aromas. The final blending takes place in June.

TASTING NOTES
Opera delights the eye with its glimmering ruby robe. Complex fruity notes of strawberry, raspberry and blackberry lifted by a hint of spice reveal this to be a wine of immense character. 

SOMMELIER’S ADVICE
Wine and food pairing: grilled lamb chops, fruit or almond dessert, Thai-style vegetable rice with soya beans and peppers. 
Serving temperature: 16-18 °C
Aging potential: 5/6 years

Description

GRAPES VARIETIES Grenache Noir 50%, Syrah 25%, Carignan 15%, Mourvèdre 10% APPELLATION AOP Minervois Red SOILS 11 types of soils The vineyard of Château Villerambert stretches over 100 hectares in AOP Minervois. Gallo-Roman traces which were found around the property lead to believe that the first vines were planted in the 4th century AD. According to archives, Château Villerambert already owned a vineyard in 1231. Since 1858, 6 generations of the Julien family have successfully run the property, which is part of Vignobles Bonfils since 2014. TERROIR The vineyard is composed of a mosaic of terroirs, it gives mineral characteristics to the wines. Planted between 190 and 260m above sea level, the different climate brings freshness and complexity to the wines. We count 11 different terroirs at Villerambert: Red earth, flint clay and limestone, marl, clay and limestone magnesia, clay and limestone, marble, lime sandstone, graves clay and limestone, clay, sand and schist. VINIFICATION The grapes are night harvested, lightly crushed and passed into vats for a maceration period of 4 weeks, and up to 6 weeks for the most mature Syrah and Grenache. Made in the traditional manner, with the grape varieties being vinified separately, pumping over and racking . The wine is aired and the lees regularly stirred during the whole post fermentation maceration period for greater richness and to soften the tannins. The Grenache is vinified in stainless steel tanks protected from the air, whilst the Syrah and the Carignan benefit from micro-oxygenation to preserve all the fruit aromas. The final blending takes place in June. TASTING NOTES Opera delights the eye with its glimmering ruby robe. Complex fruity notes of strawberry, raspberry and blackberry lifted by a hint of spice reveal this to be a wine of immense character. SOMMELIER’S ADVICE Wine and food pairing: grilled lamb chops, fruit or almond dessert, Thai-style vegetable rice with soya beans and peppers. Serving temperature: 16-18 °C Aging potential: 5/6 years

Stands:

  • 3 A 095

Complementary information

Exhibitor

VIGNOBLES BONFILS - Alcoholic drinks (wines)

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

Any questions?

Our team will be happy to help

Contact us

Get our newsletter

Subscribe to our newsletter

Be part of our community