Franck Bonville


Franck Bonville Prestige Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru |Blanc de Blancs |NV

Franck Bonville

Franck Bonville Prestige Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru

Blanc de Blancs NV

$86.95

- Citrus and mineral style of Blanc de blancs

- High quality producer based in Avize

- Pair with Ceviche, Oysters and Seafood in general… Add herbs, citrus juices and extra virgin olive oil as well. Keep it minimal


Grapefruit tonic, salt, fresh lemon and oyster shell. After a few minutes in the glass, more sea-marine freshness comes through and the extended lees ageing leads the way to creamy, tight-knit and well defined palate. The finish is long with flecks of flint. Give it time and it will reward you.

Technical details

100% Avize chardonnay; 50% 2013 reserves; Disgorged October 2019 with 4 years on lees; 6.67g/L dosage; 25,000 bottles made

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As demand for the greatest Côtes des Blancs grand crus continues to spiral, the privilege of substantial, well-placed holdings cannot be overstated. Gilles and Ingrid Bonville and their son Olivier are in command of 20 glorious hectares of prime grand cru turf, largely in Avize, with old vines on the slope of Oger and a little in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Cramant. Tended and vinified with precision, their polished blanc de blancs contrast the tension and brilliance of Avize with the generosity and exoticism of Oger. Olivier Bonville is the Fourth generation of vine-growers. Tyson Stelzer.

 

The second wine of the house after Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut is conceived in the cuverie after fermentation, from tanks that show the greatest maturity. It's a cuvée of exuberant complexity that rejoices in the multi-layered panoply of flavours and textures that build with lees age. Beautiful notes of vanilla nougat, brioche and subtle spice abound, while upholding the lemon, apple and grapefruit purity of Avize Chardonnay. It concludes with beautifully creamy texture that melds eloquently with the fine salt minerality of the village. A cuvée of polish and precision, representing a delightfully enticing expression of this great cru | 94 Points, The Champagne Guide 2020-21, Tyson Stelzer

About the house

As demand for the greatest Côtes des Blancs grand crus continues to spiral, the privilege of substantial, well-placed holdings cannot be overstated. Gilles and Ingrid Bonville and their son Olivier are in command of 20 glorious hectares of prime grand cru turf, largely in Avize, with old vines on the slope of Oger and a little in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Cramant. Tended and vinified with precision, their polished blanc de blancs contrast the tension and brilliance of Avize with the generosity and exoticism of Oger. Olivier Bonville is the Fourth generation of vine-growers. Tyson Stelzer.

 

Journalist Review

The second wine of the house after Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut is conceived in the cuverie after fermentation, from tanks that show the greatest maturity. It's a cuvée of exuberant complexity that rejoices in the multi-layered panoply of flavours and textures that build with lees age. Beautiful notes of vanilla nougat, brioche and subtle spice abound, while upholding the lemon, apple and grapefruit purity of Avize Chardonnay. It concludes with beautifully creamy texture that melds eloquently with the fine salt minerality of the village. A cuvée of polish and precision, representing a delightfully enticing expression of this great cru | 94 Points, The Champagne Guide 2020-21, Tyson Stelzer

Descriptors & Texture


Chardonnay Dominant

Earth


Mineral Chalky

Foods


Patisserie

Citrus Fruit


Lemon Grapefruit