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


Desire Francois Chardonnay

Origin: Loire, France

Chardonnay

Grape Variety

Chardonnay 100%

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%

Winemaker's Notes

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

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%

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.

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%

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.

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%

Winemaker's Notes

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

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