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Vignobles Bonfils - Château l'Esparrou - Rivesaltes Tuilé

VIGNOBLES BONFILS

Vignobles Bonfils - Château l'Esparrou - Rivesaltes Tuilé - GRAPE VARIETY
Grenache Black

APPELLATION
AOC Rivesaltes
Red

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% Grenache Noir (old vines of more than 50 years old). Manual harvest. Mutage (addition of alcohol) during fermentation followed by long maceration. Aged in tank then in large oak barrels for several years.

TASTING NOTES
Very deep intense red in colour. The old vines bring a symphony of cooked fruits and fig aromas intermingled with oaky and roasted coffee notes. This Rivesaltes, with its generous, velvety palate, offers great aromatic complexity and a long, elegant final.

SOMMELIER’S ADVICE
Food and wine pairing: Absolutely delicious, especially with chocolate desserts or with red fruits, and equally good as an aperitif.
 Serving temperature: 8-10°C
Aging potential: 5years and more ...

Description

GRAPE VARIETY Grenache Black APPELLATION AOC Rivesaltes Red 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% Grenache Noir (old vines of more than 50 years old). Manual harvest. Mutage (addition of alcohol) during fermentation followed by long maceration. Aged in tank then in large oak barrels for several years. TASTING NOTES Very deep intense red in colour. The old vines bring a symphony of cooked fruits and fig aromas intermingled with oaky and roasted coffee notes. This Rivesaltes, with its generous, velvety palate, offers great aromatic complexity and a long, elegant final. SOMMELIER’S ADVICE Food and wine pairing: Absolutely delicious, especially with chocolate desserts or with red fruits, and equally good as an aperitif. Serving temperature: 8-10°C Aging potential: 5years and more ...

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  • 3 A 095

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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

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