The wines of Côte Rôtie are amongst the most sought after in the region. This is especially true with the Bonnefond brothers who produce classic and structured wines that age very well. Adding a minimal (2-3%) amount of Viognier, they age their wines in barrels using a high proportion of new oak that is well balanced by the concentration of fruits.
Pronounced floral aromas and generous fruits with raspberry and cassis as dominant flavours. The palate shows a lovely rustic earthiness and good tannins. DWM, May 2017
French red wine from North Rhone Valley France, made with Syrah and Viognier.
Patrick and Christophe took over the family owned vineyard in 1990 from their father Charles Bonnefond. Charles used to sell his grapes but his sons started bottling their own wine in 1997 after they extended the estate to just under 7ha. They use a high proportion of new oak but the wines are concentrated enough to balance this. These are structured wines using a minimal (2-3%) use of Viognier which age very well. View our selection.