Domaines Bonfils SAS

Domaine de Cibadies, 34310 Capestang
France

Telephone +33 4 67931010
Fax +33 4 67931005
bonfils@bonfilswines.com

Trade fair hall

  • Hall 11 / F35
 Interactive Plan

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ProWein 2017 hall map (Hall 11): stand F35

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ProWein 2017 fairground map: Hall 11

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.01  Europe
  • 01.01.05  France
  • 01.01.05.04  Bordeaux

Bordeaux

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.01  Europe
  • 01.01.05  France
  • 01.01.05.10  Languedoc-Roussillon

Our products

Product category: Bordeaux

Château Coucy

AOC Montagne-Saint-Emilion

winemaking
Yields of between 45 and 50 hl/ha. Manual harvest. Total destemming, light sulfating, long maceration between 5 and 6 weeks under controlled temperatures of 25° maximum.

Malolactic fermentation in barrel. 100% French oak – 1/3 new (toasted M+) and 2/3 in barrels of 2 and 3 wines.

TASTING NOTES
Brilliant garnet red in colour with ruby gleams, and aromas of red fruit and red peppers typical of Cabernet Sauvignon accompanied by soft and smooth vanilla and liquorice notes characteristic of very ripe Merlot.

The tannins are agreeable, fine, dense and harmonious. The palate is full-bodied, well-balanced, subtly mixing spices, old rose and cherries.

Serve with casseroles, game or cheeses of character.

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Product category: Languedoc-Roussillon

Capitoul les Terrasses – Cabernet-Sauvignon

IGP Pays d’Oc

WINEMAKING
The grapes are harvested at maximum maturity, destemmed and crushed. The fermentation is done at 25°/28°C after a short maceration on the skins at 10° C.

Throughout all this process, the cap which forms on the top is punched regulary in order to extract the best aromas.

Part of the wine is maturing in barrels from different origins.

TASTING NOTES
This fruity and full bodied Cabernet-Sauvignon with its fine tannins offers aromas of berry fruits mingled with notes of peppers.

Well structured, mouth filling and fruity, it will accompany to perfection roast beef, grilled lamb and mature cheeses.

Also available with cork closure

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Product category: Languedoc-Roussillon

Joseph Salasar

AOC Limoux – Blanquette de Limoux Brut

winemaking
Grown on limestone clay hillsides with yields of 50hL/hectare. Hand-picked and gently pressed (3 bars maximum) then fermented at controlled temperatures of around 16°C.

Made using traditional methods without use of CO2 and matured for a minimum of 9 months. Residual sugar 11g/l.

TASTING NOTES
This Blanquette de Limoux is composed mainly of Mauzac (90%) with some Chardonnay and Chenin (10%).

With its profusion of graceful, delicately perfumed bubbles, it makes a perfect aperitif, served at 6°C. This Blanquette is notable for its aromatic complexity and vivacity.

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About us

Company details

THE BONFILS STORY
 
Bonfils, Winemakers from generation to generation since 1870

With their origins in Brittany, Bonfils have the sea and the terroir in their blood.
In 1870 Joseph Bonfils, a young teacher, contested the governing regime, as did many others, and participated in the breakaway government of the Paris Commune. This brief insurrection was violently repressed and as a result Joseph had to seek exile in Algeria. It was thus far from his homeland that he was to meet his future wife, Honorine Dorvaux, whose family was originally from Alsace.

At Mostaganem, a small town on the Mediterranean coast not far from Oran, the climate is harsh and the soil hard, but the plateau is fertile thanks to the generous irrigation of the river. It was Honorine at that time who established a smallholding by tirelessly planting vines, far from imagining that she was creating the Bonfils heritage. The trade in wine began, and the Bonfils family bought several more properties, working with their three children Gabriel, Abel and Alfred, and later their grandchildren.

This period of prosperity came to an abrupt end with the Algerian Declaration of Independence in 1962. They were forced to abandon the vineyards planted by Honorine, the first woman to have received the Agricultural Order of Merit in 1875. The properties and land were nationalised and the Bonfils family were obliged to return to France, having lost everything.

Abel’s grandson, Jean-Michel Bonfils was born in Algeria, and from a very young age he loved his father’s vines and wine cellar. He followed his parents who settled near to Beziers and embarked on a slow reconstruction by the pure sweat of his brow. He began by acquiring 6 hectares of vines in the Languedoc with the help of a loan to those that had been forced to leave Algeria, and a lot of persuasion. It was the Domaine de Lirou. Very quickly he added a tenancy of 10 hectares and bought up parcels of vines as the opportunity arose. In 1978 he bought Domaine de Cibadiès at Capestang in Herault which is today the headquarters of Vignobles Bonfils.

At the beginning of the nineties his son Laurent, then aged 25 and recently graduated, started to shape the future of Domaine de Cibadies. With the support of his elder brother, Olivier, he decided to add value to the production and began the bottled wine trade. It was then the turn of Jérôme to join the business. Three boys, each one taking responsibility for a domain and a specific role: Jérome the vineyards, Olivier the winemaking and Laurent the sales and management side of Vignobles Bonfils. Complementarity, sharing of responsibilities and the spirit of enterprise…. more than just a family brought closer through adversity, Bonfils are a real team and always make important decisions together. A true family spirit!

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