Bonpas Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Bonus Passus)
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This cuvee boasts deep red colour with mahogany highlights. The nose is magnificent, intense, dark fruit enhanced by tasted notes and a touch of light tobacco. In the mouth, it is bold and full-bodied with liquorice, ripe fruit and mild spices with fine silky tannins and a long finish.
|AWN Wine Style|
|AWN Wine Style||Full Bodied Red|
|Short Tasting Notes||Ripe Fruits. Liquorice. Mild Spices & Long Finish. Magnificent, Elegant & Powerful|
|Why AWN Pick This Wine||The wine of the Pope - Complex, intense and rich.|
|Recognitions||90 Pts - Decanter 90 Pts - Jeb Dunnuck|
|Food Pairing||Orange Chicken. Sesame-Ginger Beef. Slow-cooked Beef.|
|Varietal||Grenache / Syrah / Mourvèdre|
|VARIETAL - RED GRAPES||Grenache/ Garnacha, Mourvèdre, Syrah|
Located near Avignon, at the heart of the Rhone Valley, the fortified stronghold of Bonpas (1318), 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.
These famous vineyards surround the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The vines are planted in sandstone and sand-based soils on south/south-east facing slopes where they benefit from excellent exposure to the sun.