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Vignobles Bonfils - Domaine de Cibadiès - Chardonnay

VIGNOBLES BONFILS

Vignobles Bonfils - Domaine de Cibadiès - Chardonnay - GRAPE VARIETY
Chardonnay

APPELLATION
IGP Pays d’Oc
White

SOIL
Clay and limestone

The Domaine de Cibadiès covers 92 hectares to the west of Béziers, in the commune of Capestang, between the canal du Midi and the Oppidum of Ensérune) and is ideally situated between the sea and the Mediterranean scrublands. Acquired by the family in 1979, Domaine Cibadiès is at the origin of the Bonfils Philosophy: Combining both varietals and terroirs in order to succeed in creating the best results for each wine. It is also the home of Laurent Bonfils, current CEO of the company.

TERROIR
With limestone clay soil which bathes in the warmth of the Mediterranean climate, this ‘terroir’ allows the grapes to reach optimum maturity. Thanks to yield control (not more than 50Hl/hectare) the domain produces wines of great quality.

VINIFICATION
The Chardonnay grapes are harvested extra ripe to undergo skin maceration from 6 to 12 hours before being pneumatically pressed. All oxidation is prevented during the winemaking process. Temperature is set around 16°C. The wine is then aged on fine lees for 7 to 8 months for increased aromatic complexity and smoothness on the palate.

TASTING NOTES
Straw yellow in colour with green tints, this wine offers complex and very intense aromas of citrus fruits, peach, apricot and dried fruits, with vanilla and floral notes. Full bodied and harmonious, the palate is smooth and rich with good volume. 

SOMMELIER’S ADVICE
Food and wine pairing: grilled fish with Provence herbs, goat cheese, duck breast with figs or fine tart with grilled vegetables. 
Serving temperature: 10-12°C
Aging potential: 4 years

Description

GRAPE VARIETY Chardonnay APPELLATION IGP Pays d’Oc White SOIL Clay and limestone The Domaine de Cibadiès covers 92 hectares to the west of Béziers, in the commune of Capestang, between the canal du Midi and the Oppidum of Ensérune) and is ideally situated between the sea and the Mediterranean scrublands. Acquired by the family in 1979, Domaine Cibadiès is at the origin of the Bonfils Philosophy: Combining both varietals and terroirs in order to succeed in creating the best results for each wine. It is also the home of Laurent Bonfils, current CEO of the company. TERROIR With limestone clay soil which bathes in the warmth of the Mediterranean climate, this ‘terroir’ allows the grapes to reach optimum maturity. Thanks to yield control (not more than 50Hl/hectare) the domain produces wines of great quality. VINIFICATION The Chardonnay grapes are harvested extra ripe to undergo skin maceration from 6 to 12 hours before being pneumatically pressed. All oxidation is prevented during the winemaking process. Temperature is set around 16°C. The wine is then aged on fine lees for 7 to 8 months for increased aromatic complexity and smoothness on the palate. TASTING NOTES Straw yellow in colour with green tints, this wine offers complex and very intense aromas of citrus fruits, peach, apricot and dried fruits, with vanilla and floral notes. Full bodied and harmonious, the palate is smooth and rich with good volume. SOMMELIER’S ADVICE Food and wine pairing: grilled fish with Provence herbs, goat cheese, duck breast with figs or fine tart with grilled vegetables. Serving temperature: 10-12°C Aging potential: 4 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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