For more than fifty years, our first cuvee, Brut Premier Cru,
has been the emblem of Bonnet Ponson’s style. It is an elegant and
complex Champagne that has a perfect balance between vinous
character and aromatic freshness.
Visual Aspect: Golden yellow and gleaming hue.
Nose: Powerful yellow fruit aromas, with fragrance of white
flower and fresh butter.
Palate: The attack is frank, a beautiful burst of flavors. The
effervescence remains soft and airy. The mid palate shows a nice
structure where vinous flavors, citrus, and peach perfectly
balance. The finish is suave and persistent leaving a sweet pastry
Match with food: Perfect for appetizer. It could also be enjoyed
with a salmon carpaccio or trout with cream. In this extra brut
version, it goes very well with oysters and shellfish.
The Brut Premier Cru comes from a skillful blend of the three
Champagne grape varieties and over at least three different years
(forty percent of reserve wine). After a slow bottle fermentation
in our cool and stable cellar (conditions for an refined sparkling)
the bottles are aged for thirty six months.
The assortment of vine fields we cultivate for this cuvee
constitutes a real mosaic of different terroirs which bring
aromatic and flavorful depth. They are situated in the Premier Cru
villages of Chamery, Coulommes la Montagne, and Vrigny and grow on
sandy, clayey, and calcareous soil. Mainly on the hill sides, they
face from the northeast to the south, giving them protection from
the main west winds and morning freeze of springtime in Champagne.
This privileged situation ensures the Brut Premier Cru constant
quality each year.
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