The wines have gained critical acclaim since the Bonnie family took over in 2006,
following a significant increase in quality.
The Bonnie family has lovingly cared for this 22-hectare property since the end of 2005.
The estate has been increasing in quality each year thanks to the team at Malartic-Lagravière, classified growth of Graves.
An exceptional terroir, sustainable farming and High Environmental Value certifications, manual care, some organic and biodynamic plots, and a gravity-operated winery: high standards at every level.
The wines have a superb capacity to age; the 2005 (the first Bonnie vintage) was reviewed again by Parker in June 2015 and awarded 93/100!
Pampered like a classified growth, this family property lies in the heart of Pessac-Léognan.
22 hectares (54 acres) in Pessac-Léognan Appellation
Soil: Well drained gravels and clay gravels subsoil
Sustainable farming and High Value Environmental certifications*
Pruning method: Guyot double
Average age of vines: 16 years old
Density of plantation: 10 000 plants / ha
Grape varieties: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon 45% Merlot
Planted area: 19,5 hectares (48 acres)
Harvest: by hand with successive hand picking passes
Grape variety : 100 % Sauvignon blanc
Planted area: 2.5 ha (6 acres)
Red wine vinification
20 temperature-controlled double-skinned stainless steel vats.
Fermentation: About 30 days – 28 to 30°C
Ageing: Traditional in French oak barrels
Age of barrels: 40 to 60 % new
Ageing period: 15 to 20 mouths
White wine vinification
Inerted press machine
Fermentation in French oak barrels
Fermentation time: 3 to 5 weeks
Age of barrels: 30 to 50% new
Ageing period: 10 to 12 mouths
Red : 10 000 cases
White : 700 cases
*HVE, level 3 (the highest) since 2015.
A unique reference of environmental quality, prioritizing biodiversity inside and all around plots.
Gazin Rocquencourt’s Staff
Véronique Bonnie-Laplane & Jean-Jacques Bonnie – Co-owners
Séverine Bonnie – VP Marketing-communication
Bruno Laplane – VP Sales Manager
Benoît Prévoteau – Vineyard manager
Philippe Garcia – Cellar master
Oenologist Consultant – Michel Rolland