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EL PETIT BONHOMME BLANCO / Cuvée 2013

Denominación de Origen:
Rueda
Grape variety:
100% Verdejo, 50 years old bush vines.
Soils:
Top layer of a riverbed; sandy, river gravel and small amount of clay.
Analytical:
13% alc./vol.
PH 3,35
Sugar 3,28 gr/l
Vinification:
Cold and controlled tank fermented, gentle pneumatic pressing to gather all the primary fine aromas. The wine rested 20 % in French new oak for 4 months, impeccable work with the lies and gentle rackings.
Total production:
30.000 bottles
Stories and Tales of el Petit Bonhomme blanco:
This white from Rueda defies the “ Spanish white wine complex” with the lightness and purity of its fruit. Those old vines of Verdejo are true warriors and were, in another life, blended into red bulk wines of the province of Leon. El Petit Bonhomme staked out their pedigree and achieved this mouth-watering wine in the savvy process.
Tasting Note & Vintage:
Eye: Pale golden colour.
Nose: Pear & peachy notes on nose.
Mouth: Crisp and vibrant round texture, citrus and fruit of the passion, herbaceous and mineral notes, intense powerful finish.
El Petit Bon Homme Whitte

EL BONHOMME MAGNUM / Cuvée 2012

Denominación de Origen
VALENCIA
Grape varieties
MONASTRELL 50% & CABERNET SAUVIGNON 50%.
Alcohol
14% alc./vol.
Vinification
Pre-fermentative cold maceration, Temperature controlled fermentation (23º) for 2 weeks in small stainless steel vats. Aged in French oak barrels of 400L for 9 months.
Bottled in July 2013.
Ageing
Four to six months in French oak of one year and two years old barrels.
Total production
200 bottles.
Tasting Note & Vintage
The lack of rain during 2012 accentuated the concentration of flavours in the bays and welcomed the pristine condition of the grapes.
Eye: Dark cherry colour.
Nose: Spicy and black fruit berries, hint of French wood.
Mouth: Fruit explosion, fine and balanced, mineral feel of the Mediterranean, sunny.
El Bon Homme Magnum

EL BONHOMME BLANCO / Cuvée 2013

Denominación de Origen:
VALENCIA
Grape varieties:
80% Sixty years old indigenous Malvasia.
20% Viognier.
Analytical:
13% alc./vol.
PH 3,1
Az 1,8 gr/l
Vinification & Ageing:
Temperature controlled fermentation (16º) for 2 weeks in small stainless steel vats. Aged in French oak barrels for 4 months with a meticulous contact with its lees. Bottled in July 2014.
Total production & Packaging:
5.000 bottles. 12 bottles per caseswith two different labels per case
Story and tale:
This beautiful and interesting Malavasía was found in the midst of harvest in 2012 hidden between the bush grown Monastrell vineyards of Fontanares, Valencia. With the second Cuvée 2013 we decided to blend a little Viognier to give a touch of crispness, brightness and more heights to the wine. The Malvasia varietal is indigenous to the region of Valence and most probably a clone from the Malvasía from the North… or so they say in the village. The Viognier was planted 25 years ago by Swiss owners and has adapted to the sun and heat of the region gloriously.
Tasting Note:
Eye: Haystack colour
Nose: Floral with a hint of French wood, citrus, pink grapefruit.
Mouth: Mineral, fine and balanced exotic fruits, mangoes and apricots notes.
El Bon Homme Whitte

EL BONHOMME / Cuvée 2013

Denominación de Origen:
VALENCIA
Grape varieties:
Monastrell 50% & Cabernet Sauvignon 50% 13.5% alc./vol.
Organically grown “Common Sense” Approved & Certified
Vinification:
Pre-fermentative cold maceration, Temperature controlled fermentation (23º) for 2 weeks in small stainless steel vats.
Ageing:
Four to six months in French oak of one year and two years old barrels .
Total production & Packaging:
70.000 bottles.
Same wine, 4 different labels.
Story and Bonhomme tales: The sixth Cuvée of El Bonhomme has reached the toddler stage and shows its personality with every coming vintage of age. Our French expat 30 years old Cabernet Sauvignon grown in palissage thrives in our poor gravel-sandy limestone sunny warm climate and has been sharing, with its legendary lore, the blend with the indigenous Monastrell, our old timer varietal of the region of Valencia before the history of modern wine time.
The El Bonhomme Cab powerful structure and elegant veil of finesse collude amazingly well with the chubby and bold fruit ridden Monastrell. This results leads into a pour of the classic face of the Cabernet Sauvignon powdered with an enticing palate of ripe plums & cherries finished with fine tannins blushed up.
Tasting Note:
Eye: Dark cherry colour.
Nose: Pure blue and black fruits, hint of French wood.
Mouth: Lashing of red cherries, smooth and clean texture, plum skin freshness tinge, vibrant mineral feel. Medium bodied, subtle oak adding great length and structure to the finish.
El Bon Homme

EL PETIT BONHOMME / Cuvée 2013

Denominación de Origen
JUMILLA
Grape varieties
Blend of 55% Monastrell, 30% Garnacha and 15% Syrah from the harsh climate and bush vines of South West Spain. This assemblage of 25 yrs old Monastrell with the 15 yrs old Garnacha and Syrah makes it an especially unique Spanish blend.
Analytical
13.5% alc./vol.
PH 3,78
Sugar 2,85 gr/l
Vinification
Hand harvested, pre-fermentative cold maceration at temperature controlled fermentation (23º) for 2 weeks in small stainless steel vats followed by the malolactic fermentation in 225L French oak barrels for the Monastrell and Syrah and in 300L American oak for the Garnacha. The total ageing is 5 months in oak.
Bottled in February 2014
Total production
100.000 bottles.
Stories and tales of El Petit Bonhomme
El Petit Bonhomme is on its third season, striking with the same fruity medium to full body and its plump moreish palate personality. The sun of Jumilla, and our special attention to the Monastrell, tags this blend with a mellowed ripe plums spiced up with the warm and strong Syrah. The unique Garnacha of this Southern Western part of Spain joins into the blend with a fiesta of colour and, of course and expected, fruitylandia galore.
Tasting Note:
Eye: Deep cherry colour.
Nose: Rich spicy nose, glazed red fruits.
Mouth: Implosion of fruits, plums and dry black fruits, cherries and fresh mulberries. Soft tannins texture, intense smooth lingering & persistent finish.
El Petit Bon Homme

EL GRAN BONHOMME / Cuvée 2012

Denominación de Origen:
VINO DE LA TIERRA DE CASTILLA Y LEÓN
Altitude:
700 metres above sea level.
Geography:
Province of Zamora, from the hilly landscape of the villages of Villanueva de Campéan and El Pego, the later parcel belonging to the DO Toro. Wise elderly men whisper in the village that those vines planted on gravel and sandy soils would date from the pre-phylloxeric 19th century.
Yields:
1.5-2.0/ ha
Climate:
Extreme continental, warm days and cool night that allows the Tempranillo (Tinta de Toro) to thrive in this climate and to develop its panoply of aromas.
Vinification:
Manual, traditional, ageing 16 months in one and two years old French oak. Bottled in July 2014.
Grape varieties & composition:
100% Tempranillo
15.5% alc./vol.
PH: 3,76 g/l
Sugar: 1,24 g/l
Total production:
5.000 bottles
Tasting notes:
Luscious aromas of ripe black and red fruits, soft tannins, elegant and fruit laden, light savory and spicy pairing, minerality lingering with a long finish.
Life:
7 to 77 years.
El Gran Bon Homme

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