La Bastide

La Bastide

In order to get the best out of the Mediterranean grape varieties, the Bonnet have bet on modern equipment while practicing traditional winemaking techniques. Decisions in terms of farming are therefore made in coordination with the variety of the soils: grapes are harvested by hand and selected twice, first in the vineyard and again upon arrival at the cellar on a sorting table; grapes are destemmed and then vinified in heat regulated tanks. Vatting lasts two to four weeks depending on varietals and vintages. Devatting is done gently by “pigeage” (stomping of gradpes in open fermentation tanks) and punching down the cap.

Our offerings include the following wines:

La Bastide Saint-Dominique – Châteauneuf du Pape,
Rhône Valley

Picpoul LB1
Clean white Citrus fruit aromas, bright and zesty on the palate with a hint of lemon rind towards the finish. It reminds us in many ways of the clean lighter Muscadet from the Loire. This would be an excellent match with seafood, especially shellfish, and any lighter dishes.

 

 

Côtes du Rhône BlancLB2
A blend of 50% Viognier, 25% Grenache Blanc and 25% Clairette, this wine is extraordinarily fresh, exotic and lively with plenty of flavors of pineapple, ripe peach and citrus fruit. This magnificent effort will appeal to those who appreciate rich, powerful White Burgundies!

 

LB3Côtes du Rhône Villages
A blend of 50% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre and 15% Carignan, this wine is big, deep, pure and full of juicy black fruit. The primary fruit is complemented by subtle hints of chocolate, pepper, tobacco and spice, all underscored by a bed of well-integrated, ripe tannins

Chateauneuf du Pape RougeLB4
This is an elegant medium to full bodied wine that is a great example of high quality Chateauneuf du Pape. It is a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre, and 5% Cinsault. All of the grapes are hand picked and inspected on the sorting table for optimum quality before going into a stainless steel vat. Year after year they produce a great product that can drink well for over two decades.

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