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Bonnet-Ponson

Since joining his father's winery, Bonnett-Ponson, he has been Cyril Bonnet an active creator. The accomplished young winegrowers continues the family tradition, but increasingly focuses on the zeitgeist and takes a more uncompromising, dry approach.

In Chamery, in the Montage de Reims, the family focuses primarily on Pinot Noir. Smaller quantities Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay are also cultivated. Besides the Premier Cru sites in the hometown, they can also go to a Grand Cru location in Verzenay fall back on.

Bonnet-Ponson rely on spontaneous fermentation and use sulfur very sparingly. The almost ten hectares of vineyards were already cultivated organically by the father. The son continues this idea. Cyril's goal is clearly recognizable. The wines gain in precision from year to year. Its Seconde Nature Brut Nature has been causing a stir for two years. The wine is stylistically similar to the Natural wine to be assigned. Full of character and with its own identity.

The cuvées of the father were rather baroque, with higher dosage and much body. Certainly good, but in vogue are Champagne with little to no dosage, which offer a more consistent expression of their origins.

Consistently dry

Cyril strikes exactly in this notch. Experience his wines between zero and five grams of dosage and are called Extra Brut or Brut Nature filled. The only exception is a fry with eight grams, which allows the customer base to switch slowly.

A special feature is its Perpétuelle cuvée. Completely in the sense of a continuous, constant process, this cuvée is produced similar to an Andalusian Solera. In the south of Spain, the Jerez (Sherry) is produced by blending different vintages in the barrel rows. Only from the lower rows one takes out the wine for the bottling. Thus, it is always a wine from many vintages that had time to marry. This creates a fairly uniform taste profile that balances out vintage fluctuations. In Champagne, this calm allows the wine to find itself and gain complexity.

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