Alexandra Bonnet is a small Champagne house with 110 acres of vineyard in the heart of beautiful Les Riceys. With this wine they've nailed the Blanc de Noirs style with a beautifully dry Champagne. It's long, it's serious and it's packed full of flavour. A quality Champagne with great length and class.
100% handpicked grapes, largely from the home vineyard in Les Riceys. Includes 45% reserve wine.
The Blanc de Noirs Vintage is rich, hearty and meaningful. It shows highlights of gold. Its bubbles are very fine and long-lasting. Its nose is fresh and intense with tasty hints of gooseberry, morello cherry and fresh quince. Dense and spicy on the palate, winey and typical of the Côte des Bar Pinots. A very strict selection of the grapes gives this vintage a more authentic style.
A rich, full style of Champagne, this Blanc de Noirs shows golden highlights with a fine, long-lasting bead. Lifted aromas of gooseberry, morello cherry and quince that follow onto a dense spicy palate.
The history of the Alexandre Bonnet Champagne House goes back a long way in the stunning village of Les Riceys. The place is unique in the world of winemaking, with its 2,086 acres of vineyards making it the largest wine producing district in the Champagne region. Thanks to its geologic and geographic properties, the Riceys vineyards are also amongst the wine-producing areas that offer the best Pinots Noirs in the Côte des Bar. As early as 1934, Lucien Noble, Bonnet's maternal grandfather, started growing his own vine stocks. His passion was passed on to the next generations, until 1970 when René, Serge and Alain Bonnet founded the Alexandre Bonnet brand. With over 110 acres of vineyards, modern and entirely integrated production and owners true to their heritage, the Alexandre Bonnet Champagne is a traditional Champagne House in an exceptional land. Its Champagne wines are authentic and highlight the Pinot Noir variety with vintages like the Noir Extra Brut, the Blanc de Noirs and Perle Rosée, as well as its iconic Rosé des Riceys wine.
Light to mid-straw-yellow hue, bright and clear. The aroma is sweet and lifted floral, talcy and scented. The palate is clean, crisp and refined. It's on the sweet side but it has good balance and delicacy. It doesn't taste like a blanc de noirs - it's finer than that. The wine tastes fresh and youthful, with fruit doing most of the talking as opposed to yeast-developed character.