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Domaine la Bonnelière, Saumur

In 1972 André Bonneau and his wife created Domaine de la Bonnelière on the site of the “Caveau St Vincent” with just a few hectares of vine.

In 1972 André Bonneau and his wife created Domaine de la Bonnelière on the site of the "Caveau St Vincent" with just a few hectares of vine. Anthony and Cédric Bonneau represent the fifth generation of vine growers in this family.

Fuelled by their passion for wine the joined the business in 2000 and the Domaine is now an impressive 40 hectares. All of the work in the vineyard is carried out with quality in mind but not at the expense of the environment which their take great to protect. Using "Méthode Raisonnée" to ensure only the very minimum of treatments are used.

The rows between vines are grassed over to ensure protection of the soil and nutrients. In the winery the aim is let the fruit express the "Terroir" and so use of SO2 is kept to a minimum and native yeasts are used where possible. The winery is run with protection of the environment and best interests of the people in mind.

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