Bonny Doon Le Cigare Blanc 2020

2020

£19.00

Availability: 96 in stock

Lightly candied honeydew and peach aromas are delicate and clean, as jasmine and white spring flowers add a floral kick to this blend of 60% Grenache Blanc, 32% Vermentino and 8% Clairette Blanche. There’s a steely line of minerality to the grippy sip, where peach-rind and orange-blossom flavors converge.

Why we love it: Notes of pear, melon and peach = the dream trio
Drink with: Pasta or pork dishes
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Aromatic

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California

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Medium Bodied

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Medium Dry

TECH
Sub-Region
Monterey County
Vintage
2020
Blend Info.
60% Grenache Blanc, 32% Vermentino, 8% Clairette Blanche
Alcohol by Vol.
13.5%
Bottle Vol.
750ml
Serving Temp.
4-8°
Closure
Screwcap
Drink
Now - 2028

WINE PRODUCER

Bonny Doon Vineyard began with the attempt to replicate Burgundy in California. However, Randall Grahm realised early on that he would have far more success creating more distinctive and original wines. As he was Working with Rhône varieties in the Central Coast of California. The warm, Mediterranean climate, creates successful blended wines.

History of Bonny Doon Wine

In 1986 Bonny Doon Vineyard released the inaugural vintage (1984) of Le Cigare Volant. It was a homage to Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and this continues as the winery’s flagship/starship brand.

Bonny Doon Wine Innovations

Since then, Bonny Doon Vineyard has enjoyed a long history of innovation. The first to truly popularize Rhône grapes in California, to successfully work with cryo-extraction for sundry “Vins de Glacière”. As well as the first to utilize microbullage in California and the first to popularize screwcaps for premium wines. Lastly, and quite significantly, the first to embrace true transparency in labeling with its ingredient labeling initiative.

Bonny Doon Popular Wine Brands

Bonny Doon Vineyard grew and grew with some incredibly popular brands, including Big House, Cardinal Zin and Pacific Rim. Until it became the 28th largest winery in the United States. Randall came to the realisation, that he had found that the company had diverged.

Returning to Form

They’ve moved away from his original intention of producing soulful, distinctive and original wines. With this in mind, he sold off the larger brands including Big House and Cardinal Zin. These were sold in 2006 and Pacific Rim in 2010.

WINE REGION

Wine Central Coast California

San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge rises to greet you at the top of our Central Coast. Over the course of the next 500 kilometers (300 miles), the weather transitions from moody to mild, which makes for excellent diversity in both wine and surf.

Central Coast Wine Grapes

The Central Coast wine Grapes here are among the oldest in the state, planted by Franciscan monks as they made their way north on El Camino Real (“the royal road”, now Highway 101) in the late 1700s.https://discovercaliforniawines.com/discover-california/central-coast/

Find out more about the Wine Central Coast in California here.

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