Bonnet-Ponson "Cuvée perpétuelle - Extra Brut"

Blend of Pinot Meunier / Chardonnay / Pinot noir
A sparkling - traditional method white wine from the Champagne region of France.

Fragrant & evolved. Candied fruit & toasted almond.

Tasting Notes

The Cuvée Perpétuelle Extra Brut from Bonnet-Ponson has a very nice straw yellow colour with golden hues. The

On the nose it’s fragrant and evolved with notes that go from citrus to biscuit, candied fruit and toasted almond.

The mouthfeel is pleasant and fresh, medium bodied and balanced.

The finish is medium long and pleasant.

Score 85

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Style of Cuvée perpétuelle - Extra Brut Style White & Sparkling - Traditional Method
Country of Bonnet-Ponson Country France
Region of Bonnet-Ponson Region Champagne
Grape blend of Cuvée perpétuelle - Extra Brut Grapes Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, Pinot noir
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Traditional method

Traditional Method is one of the ways winemakers produce sparkling wines. It’s also known as Classical Method, Méthod Classique, Champenoise Method or Méthode Champenoise.

This wine making process is long and laborious but results in some of the most celebrated wines in the world. Traditional method is used to produce Champagne in France, Franciacorta and Trento DOC in Italy, Cava in Spain….

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Champagne is a sparkling wine from France. While the word Champagne can be used to refer to any sparkling wine, it is illegal in the EU and some countries to label any product Champagne unless it comes from the Champagne wine region of France and is made according to the appellation’s regulations. This alcoholic beverage is made from particular grape varieties grown in the Champagne region, according to rules that include, among other things, specific vineyard practices, grape sourcing exclusively from specified locations within the Champagne region, specific grape-pressing methods, and secondary fermentation of the wine in the bottle to cause carbonation.

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Wines Related To Champagne

Pinot Meunier

Wine making grape

Pinot Meunier, also known as Meunier or Schwarzriesling, is a black wine grape variety best known for being one of the three main varieties used in the manufacture of Champagne. Until recently, Champagne producers largely ignored Pinot Meunier, choosing to focus on the use of other noble varieties, but Pinot Meunier is now gaining popularity for the body and richness it adds to Champagne. Pinot Meunier accounts for about one-third of all Champagne grapes planted. It’s a chimeric Pinot mutation in which the inner cell layers are made up of a Pinot genotype that’s identical to Pinot noir or Pinot gris, but the outer, epidermal, layer is made up of a mutant, distinct genotype. The name Pinot Meunier comes from the flour-like dusty white down on the underside of its leaves, which was first mentioned in the 16th century.

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Green-skinned grape variety used in wine production

Chardonnay is a grape variety with a green skin that is used to make white wine. The grape variety originated in eastern France’s Burgundy wine region, but it is now grown all over the world, from England to New Zealand. Growing Chardonnay is seen as a rite of passage for new and emerging wine regions, as well as an easy entry into the international wine market.

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Pinot noir

Red wine grape variety

Pinot noir is a type of red wine grape that belongs to the Vitis vinifera genus. It’s also probable that the name refers to wines produced mainly from Pinot noir grapes. The name comes from the words “pine” and “black” in French. The name pine refers to the grape variety’s tightly clustered, pine cone-shaped fruit bunches.

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