The "Les Bonneveaux" lieu dit is a .5 hectare vineyard situated on argilo-calcareous soils with aeolian sandy topsoil located within the commune of Varrains, a terroir prized for its favorable Cabernet Franc growing conditions. "Les Bonneveaux" has a direct southwest exposure, giving the grapes full ripening potential. "Les Bonneveaux" is a short distance from the famed "Poyeux" vineyard of Clos Rougeard.
GRAPE: 100 % Cabernet Franc
TASTE PROFILE: A perfect balance between deep richness and unmistakable elegance. Richard's knowledge of the famed wines of Clos Rougeard is on full display, with a wine brimming with layers of morello cherry, wild blackberry, smoked earth, and savory, sanguine, gourmand elements of mushrooms and truffles. Structurally, the wine shows a full, soft texture with a corset of lacy tannins and brisk acidity, suggesting a long aging potential.