JURA & SAVOIE

LANGUEDOC-ROUSILLON & CAHORS

PROVENCE & CORSICA

RHONE VALLEY

DOMAINE DE LA BONGRAN

Gauthier Thévenet

Family property, the vineyard has been passed down from generation to generation of winegrowers and stonemasons. It covers 15 hectares on the land of Quintaine. Emile then Jean and his son Gautier Thevenet, heirs to long-standing know-how, work there with the utmost respect for nature and this specific land. 
Family property, the vineyard has been passed down from generation to generation of winegrowers and stonemasons. It covers 15 hectares on the land of Quintaine. Emile then Jean and his son Gautier Thevenet, heirs to long-standing know-how, work there with the utmost respect for nature and this specific land. 
Here, the terroir, where the subsoil, the white marls, shows at the foot of the vines, allows the grape variety, exclusively Chardonnay, to give its full potential. It brings complexity and finesse to the wine, a fair balance between aromatic power and minerality.

For the Thévenets the quality of the grapes is fundamental, but a slow and natural vinification is essential in the search for the right expression of the terroirs. That is why the interventions in the vineyard or in the cellar are limited to what is strictly necessary and never hamper natural processes.


After a hand harvest, the grapes are pressed slowly and gently. The juice is then fermented in a tank with indigenous yeasts for 2 years, with a touch of residual sugar. The wine is only aged in a tank, then bottled at the estate after light filtration to preserve their natural balance. The ageing continues in the bottle for some years before being released.


For the Thévenets the quality of the grapes is fundamental, but a slow and natural vinification is essential in the search for the right expression of the terroirs. That is why the interventions in the vineyard or in the cellar are limited to what is strictly necessary and never hamper natural processes.


After a hand harvest, the grapes are pressed slowly and gently. The juice is then fermented in a tank with indigenous yeasts for 2 years, with a touch of residual sugar. The wine is only aged in a tank, then bottled at the estate after light filtration to preserve their natural balance. The ageing continues in the bottle for some years before being released.

REGION OF PRODUCTION

Burgundy - France


APPELLATION

Viré-Clessé, Mâcon


FOUNDED

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VINEYARD

15 hectares


CLIMATE

Continental climate


SOIL COMPOSITION

White Marls


VARIETIES GROWN

Chardonnay


AGRICULTURE

Organic

WINES OF THE DOMAIN

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