Located near Avignon, at the heart of the Rhone Valley, the fortified stronghold of Bonpas, from the French “Bon passage”, has watched over the safe crossing of the Durance River along the historic route that once linked Rome with Avignon. The estate marks the gateway to the southern Côtes-du-Rhône appellations and opens its gates to the discovery of the region’s terroirs. Its sophisticated, elegant wines embody the terroirs and varietals of this famous region through their power and fruitiness.
The south-facing slopes of Mont Ventoux in the Vaucluse, which rises to 1,912 meters covering almost 6,700 hectares. The terroir is made of Limestone and marly scree.
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Carignan
Visual: Deep red in colour.
Nose: Soft floral and a hint of freshly churned butter.
Palate: Flavours of black fruit are discernible from the start. Full-bodied tannic structure enhanced by lovely hints of spice and impressive length.
Serve at 17°C with all types of red and white meats, preferably grilled. Also pairs well with cheeses such as abondance.