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Vignobles Bonfils - Château l'Esparrou - Rivesaltes Ambré

VIGNOBLES BONFILS

Vignobles Bonfils - Château l'Esparrou - Rivesaltes Ambré - GRAPE VARIETY
Grenache White

APPELLATION
AOP Rivesaltes
White

SOILS
Round river stones
 & clay hillsides 
On the shores of the Mediterranean rises an island with flamboyant vegetation. Born from a fragmentation of the Pyrenees, this sandy and pebbled setting hosts a 62-hectare vineyard. It is here that Château L'Esparrou presides. This castle, built by the famous Danish architect Petersen, was the residence of many artists such as Dufy and Cocteau.

TERROIR
This terroir, already distinguished in 1813 by the renowned "Guide du Voyageur en France", recognized it as one of the great wines of Roussillon.
Its thick rolled pebble floor stores heat and releases it after dark. The breath of the Tramontane cleanses the vines. Rich, complex and voluminous, the wines of Esparrou remain faithful to this exceptional terroir.

VINIFICATION
100% White Grenache (old vines of more than 50 years old). Manual harvest. Directly pressed with addition of alcohol (mutage) to the must. Aged in small oak barrels.

TASTING NOTES
A dazzling succession of aromas emanate from this perfectly balanced Rivesaltes Ambré with its notes of dried apricot, orange peel and walnuts.

SOMMELIER’S ADVICE
Wine & food pairing: The perfect companion for foie-gras, desserts of yellow fruits, gingerbread and macaroons, not to mention aperitif with dried fruits, or with soft cheeses.
Serving temperature: 8-10°C
Aging potential : Up to 5 years

Description

GRAPE VARIETY Grenache White APPELLATION AOP Rivesaltes White SOILS Round river stones & clay hillsides On the shores of the Mediterranean rises an island with flamboyant vegetation. Born from a fragmentation of the Pyrenees, this sandy and pebbled setting hosts a 62-hectare vineyard. It is here that Château L'Esparrou presides. This castle, built by the famous Danish architect Petersen, was the residence of many artists such as Dufy and Cocteau. TERROIR This terroir, already distinguished in 1813 by the renowned "Guide du Voyageur en France", recognized it as one of the great wines of Roussillon. Its thick rolled pebble floor stores heat and releases it after dark. The breath of the Tramontane cleanses the vines. Rich, complex and voluminous, the wines of Esparrou remain faithful to this exceptional terroir. VINIFICATION 100% White Grenache (old vines of more than 50 years old). Manual harvest. Directly pressed with addition of alcohol (mutage) to the must. Aged in small oak barrels. TASTING NOTES A dazzling succession of aromas emanate from this perfectly balanced Rivesaltes Ambré with its notes of dried apricot, orange peel and walnuts. SOMMELIER’S ADVICE Wine & food pairing: The perfect companion for foie-gras, desserts of yellow fruits, gingerbread and macaroons, not to mention aperitif with dried fruits, or with soft cheeses. Serving temperature: 8-10°C Aging potential : Up to 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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