Domaine Auguste Bonhomme

Region
France - Loire
Winemaker
François Bonhomme
Size
15 hectare
Established
1870

François produces wines from an area stretching over the Pyrenees Orientals, Aude, Herault and Gard. François Bonhomme owns and operates the 15 hectares domaine and it is planted solely with 'Melon', or more familiarly, Muscadet. In recent years, he diversify and begin using grapes from a trusted source in the Languedoc-Roussillon. This has enabled them to produce affordable, quality wine for every price point. Anthony Byrne Fine Wines has been working with François and his family for over 20 years

Wines Available


Chardonnay Le Sauvage de la Brie, Vin de France, Domaine Auguste Bonhomme

Chardonnay Le Sauvage de la Brie Vin de France

Origin: Loire, France

La Chapelle-Heulin adjoins a large part of the Marais de Goulaine wetlands. Listed since 2001, this site is part of Natura 2000, the European network of fragile natural areas. The countryside is outstanding at all times of the year. In winter, a huge sheet of water covers the wetlands. In summer, they are completely dry, except for gulleys. A network of paths and lanes winds around the edges and can be used to discover the area, especially the old port of Montru.

Vinification

Carefully harvested, then pressed whilst the must continues to run. Particular attention given to cold racking of the must, cold stabilising (5°C) for 7 days to concentrate the powerful flavours. Then slow and controlled fermentation at 18° C for 21 days. Malolactic fermentation, then occurs followed by racking and tartaric stabilising.

Grape Variety

Chardonnay 100%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 12.0%

Winemaker's Notes

It is characterised by its yellow and very light green colour and by a intense nose. The initial vegetal aromas take place to a wine deep in structure which unites floral and ripe fruit (banana) and ‘viennoiserie’ such as ‘brioche’ fragrances. The mouth is very well balanced, round and with a light woody taste at the end.

Desire François Chardonnay, , Domaine Auguste Bonhomme

Desire François Chardonnay

Origin: Vin de France, France

This wine is classified as a "Vin de France" to allow it to include grapes from known winemaking regions but be sold under a varietal designation.

Grape Variety

Chardonnay 100%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 12.0%

Desire François Colombard, , Domaine Auguste Bonhomme

Desire François Colombard

Origin: Vin de France, France

La Chapelle-Heulin adjoins a large part of the Marais de Goulaine wetlands. Listed since 2001, this site is part of Natura 2000, the European network of fragile natural areas. The countryside is outstanding at all times of the year. In winter, a huge sheet of water covers the wetlands. In summer, they are completely dry, except for gulleys. A network of paths and lanes winds around the edges and can be used to discover the area, especially the old port of Montru.

This wine is classified as a "Vin de France" to allow it to include grapes from known winemaking regions but be sold under a varietal designation.

Grape Variety

Colombard 100%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 11.5%

Winemaker's Notes

Balance between sugar and acidity, making the wine fresh and fruity.

Muscadet Sur Lie, ‘Cuveé du Printemps’, Domaine Auguste Bonhomme

Muscadet Sur Lie ‘Cuveé du Printemps’

Origin: Loire, France

This 15 hectare domaine is owned by François Bonhomme and is planted solely with 'Melon', or more familiarly, Muscadet. Anthony Byrne Fine Wines has been working with François and his family for over 20 years.

Grape Variety

Melon de Bourgogne/Muscadet 100%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 12.0%

Winemaker's Notes

The word Printemps (Spring) installs an impression of the wine, we pick the grapes earlier than our prestige wines to ensure an attractive white with crisp acidity that is ideal with seafood. This maintains the perception of ‘Muscadet’ ensuring satisfaction for our clients and the end customers. The wine is then aged on its lees, or sediment, for six months to impart more body to the wine. The grapes are selected from François’s finest vineyards.

Sauvignon De Touraine, Les Rochettes, Domaine Auguste Bonhomme

Sauvignon De Touraine Les Rochettes

Origin: Touraine, Loire, France

Touraine vineyards approximately 60 kilometres East of Tours. The soils are clay and chalky.

Vinification

The Sauvignon grape-variety represents more than 40% of the Touraine wines’ yield. Traditional method, then temperature controlled processing allows Auguste Bonhomme Wines to produce very aromatic wines in which the acidity and fruit balance make a particularly pleasant wine.
Bottled very early after the harvest in February or March following the crop allows the grapes to retain the fineness and elegance typical from the Sauvignon variety.

Grape Variety

Sauvignon Blanc 100%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 12.0%

Winemaker's Notes

Bright green hues are visible in the colour. The nose has notes of nut and fruit which develops into a bright palate of ripe fruit. The finish of this wine has a slight citrus peel bitterness to it. A crisp and dry Loire Valley Sauvignon in a similar style to Sancerre. Overall a very vivacious wine.

Sauvignon Le Sauvage de la Brie, Vin de Pays du Val de Loire, Domaine Auguste Bonhomme

Sauvignon Le Sauvage de la Brie Vin de Pays du Val de Loire

Origin: Loire Valley, France

Situated in the valley in the Loire Atlantique. Respecting tradition But always improving with modern techniques. This producer is one of the most consistent in this region

Grape Variety

Sauvignon Blanc 100%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 12.0%

Winemaker's Notes

Lovely, fresh and elegant Sauvignon Blanc with ripe soft fruit and fresh acidity. Aromas of gooseberries and flavours of citrus and melons. A wine of great finesse.

Vouvray La Forcine, Demi-Sec, Domaine Auguste Bonhomme

Vouvray La Forcine Demi-Sec

Origin: Languedoc-Roussillon, France

This wine is made by François Bonhomme using carefully sourced grapes from the Languedoc-Roussillon area.

Grape Variety

Chenin Blanc 100%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 12.0%

Winemaker's Notes

A deliciously soft, medium dry wine with apple fruit and a smooth finish, Francois Bonhomme produces this excellent aperitif wine. A fresh, crisp, sweet fruitiness abounds in this wine made from the Chenin Blanc grape.

Anjou Rose, Auguste Bonhomme, Domaine Auguste Bonhomme

Anjou Rose Auguste Bonhomme

Origin: Loire Valley, France

Auguste Bonhomme’s estate is based on the Atlantic side of France’s Loire Valley and has been family run for five generations. He grows mainly melon de Bourgogne, also known as Muscadet, on his 15 hectare domaine and produces some stunning wines.

Vinification

Using minimal intervention techniques, the environment is fully respected and are only treated as a last resort to control pests and diseases. Ready now, but will last a couple of years

Grape Variety

Cabernet Franc, Grolleau, Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 10.5%

Winemaker's Notes

Almost medium dry, Salmon pink in colour. This wine has delightful fruit flavours and aromas of Summer fruits. Ripe and refreshing palate.

Ideal for drinking by itself it also matches well with salads and lighter style pork dishes.

Desire François Merlot, , Domaine Auguste Bonhomme

Desire François Merlot

Origin: Vin de France, France

La Chapelle-Heulin adjoins a large part of the Marais de Goulaine wetlands. Listed since 2001, this site is part of Natura 2000, the European network of fragile natural areas. The countryside is outstanding at all times of the year. In winter, a huge sheet of water covers the wetlands. In summer, they are completely dry, except for gulleys. A network of paths and lanes winds around the edges and can be used to discover the area, especially the old port of Montru.

This wine is classified as a "Vin de France" to allow it to include grapes from known winemaking regions but be sold under a varietal designation.

Grape Variety

Merlot 100%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 13.0%

Winemaker's Notes

Soft juicy merlot with blackberry and cherry fruit flavours and a hint of sweetness.

Merlot Sauvage de la Brie VDF, Vin de France, Domaine Auguste Bonhomme

Merlot Sauvage de la Brie VDF Vin de France

Origin: VDF, France

The production area stretches over the following counties: Pyrenees Orientals, Aude, Herault and Gard

Vinification

This cuvee is especially made from a selection of grapes specifically from properties located in the area of production.

Grape Variety

Merlot 100%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 13.5%

Winemaker's Notes

This cuvee is especially made from a selection of grapes specifically from properties located in the area of production.

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