Grande Réserve represents the Alexandre Bonnet know-how and values. A classic Non-Vintage expression, it speaks clearly of the outstanding quality of Pinot Noir grown in Les Riceys with a touch of Chardonnay to soften the Pinot’s naturally vibrant flavours. Ageing is adapted for each vintage between 2 to 8 years. The wine strikes a wonderful balance between generosity and finesse.
Assemblage: 80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay
Fruit from Les Riceys and Cote des Bar, with 40% Reserve Wine
The Grande Réserve Vintage is an elegant Champagne full of lingering flavours. It is clear in colour, with fine long-lasting bubbles. Its nose is light and delicate, fine with hints of white blossom and citrus fruit. Fruity on the palate, full-bodied, vinous and long-lasting.
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.
DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2019 - BRONZE
Enticing aromas of fresh red apple, while the palate is laced with plush yellow plum.
DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2018 - COMMENDED
Generous, well-made feel with rich apple and pear fruit and nutty, strawberry notes.
JANCIS ROBINSON MW
Négociant Manipulant Les Riceys. Lots of acidity. Bumptious, loose knit but not over-sweetened. Jolly. Score: 15.5/20