A terroir of the greatest merlots in the world:
Chateau Bonneté is located on the famous « Gunz gravel » terrace of the Bordeaux region, renowned as the terroir of the greatest merlots in the world. It extends along the Isle river towards Libourne, up to Pomerol and Figeac (Saint-Emilion). This terroir is one of the “jewels” of the Bordeaux Region that Chateau Bonneté shares with his prestigious neighbors.
A “love” Story:
Jean-Francois Bonneté grew up in the Bordeaux region up to his eighteenth birthday. After dedicating the next twenty years of his career to the wine and spirits’ industry in the United States, together with his wife Nathalie (a native of the region of les Côtes Roannaises in France and previously a geologist in the oil & gas industry in Houston), they decided to fulﬁll their dream and acquire this esoteric vineyard from the d’Anglade family in 2016: a “coup de foudre” and journey back to their roots. Nathalie and Jean-Francois spend their time between their home in Houston and Chateau Bonneté in France.
Ruby color with great clarity. Pleasant nose with dense black fruits aromas. In the mouth, a lot of delicacy and freshness. Food and wine: meats and grills. Our wines are pleasant to drink the very next year following the bottling, and reach their peak in their third to ﬁfth year. For an optimal tasting experience, open two hours before serving. “Merci for tasting our wine, sharing our passion and our journey !”
Nathalie & Jean-François Bonneté
Bonneté International was founded in June 2016 by Nathalie and Jean-Francois Bonneté. Its objective is the acquisition and management of wineries and distilleries in France as well as the development of French wine & spirit brand concepts. It acquired a first vineyard (Chateau Bonneté) in July 2016 which will be released in the US market in October 2016. It is currently working on finalizing three additional acquisitions which would bring its vineyards to 500 acres in the French Bordeaux region.