Chateau De Vaugelas.

Grenache, Syrah, Carignan
Corbieres A/C
by Jean-Michel Bonfils
Chateau De Vaugelas.

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Plum and damson aromas are followed by a soft texture with ripe red fruit flavours from the Syrah and Carignan. The finish is full and rich.

Grenache, Syrah, Carignan
Corbieres A/C
by Jean-Michel Bonfils

RRP: €14.90

Price: €14.15

Plum and damson aromas are followed by a soft texture with ripe red fruit flavours from the Syrah and Carignan. The finish is full and rich.

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country:
France
region:
Languedoc
vintage:
2015
grapes:
Grenache, Syrah, Carignan
abv:
13.5
style:
Red
code:
10103
enjoy with:
Cassoulet, Duck Pate, Chicken And Mushroom Pie
Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet
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Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet

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country:
France
region:
Languedoc
vintage:
2015
grapes:
Grenache, Syrah, Carignan
abv:
13.5
style:
Red
code:
10103
enjoy with:
Cassoulet, Duck Pate, Chicken And Mushroom Pie

Wine Makers

Chateau De Vaugelas. by Jean-Michel Bonfils

Chateau de Vaugelas has been the home of the Bonfils family for five generations. Jean-Michel Bonfils and his three sons (Laurent, Olivier and Jerome) tend vineyards filled with the traditional varieties of the sunny south. The estate is located in the hills near Narbonne, reputed to be the best of Corbières’ eleven growing zones. The vines are planted in argilo-limestone soils mixed with the same large, round galets (pebbles) as those found in Châteauneuf du Pape.

 

The Bonfils have something of a rebellious history. Jean-Michel’s grandparents were involved in the revolutionary socialist government formed in Paris in 1871 known as the Paris Commune. The violent military suppression of this government forced them to flee to Algeria where they made a living making wine on the plains near Oran. A generation later, Jean-Michel completed the circle by returning to France and continuing to make wine in the family name.

 

Today Jean-Michel and his sons have expanded the family vineyard to encompass some of the best terroirs in South France. Helped by the prevailing climate of dependable sunshine and an ever-present wind (which reduces the need for pesticides and fungicides), they farm organically in essence. This sumptuous, engaging red is a testament to their hard working principles.

In The Press

Press Reviews

"Slightly Burly, warming dark fruits, with a good dry finish. This is a classic French style of wine, the sort you could happily drink with most mid-week meals." John Wilson, Irish Times

Ratings and Reviews

Ratings and Reviews
Irish Times , 20/05/2014
By John Wilson
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Languedoc in France

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