Coup 2 Foudres 2016 - A.O.C Bordeaux Supérieur
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Located at the 45 ° parallel, Bordeaux enjoys a temperate climate. It is a very favorable climate for the vine with winters with rare strong frosts, wet springs, hot summers and particularly sunny autumns which allow the optimal ripening of the grapes. The Gironde is a sea inlet inland that softens the climate. Two major rivers, the Garonne and the Dordogne, with their many tributaries naturally satisfy the water needs of the vineyard. The proximity of the Atlantic Ocean and the influence of the Gulf Stream, warm currents from the Caribbean and along the Aquitaine coast, accentuate the temperate ocean climate.

History of the property 

The history of the Château de Bonhoste was born around 1895, when the BUSSIERE family arrived at "Bonhoste", locality of the commune of Saint-Jean de Blaignac, where the CHABERT family already resides since the end of the XVIIIth century. Over time, the two families continue to grow their terraced vineyards. It is Bernard FOURNIER, grandson of Mrs BUSSIERE, which brings together in 1977 the two properties. With the help of his wife Colette, they decided to develop this family patrimony, by discovering the fruit of the work of a whole generation. In 2005, Sylvaine and Yannick FOURNIER, daughter and son of Bernard and Colette, take up the torch. 

The vineyard 

With its 44 hectares, Château de Bonhoste stretches along the hills overlooking the Dordogne valley 45 km from Bordeaux and 6 km from Saint-Emilion. Its clay-limestone soil, with its harmonious grape variety, is 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 55% Sémillon, 40% Sauvignon, 5% red. % of Muscadelle. Château de Bonhoste leads his vines in traditional cultivation mode and in reasoned competition, with selection and control of yields, optimizing maturation in order to better preserve during the breeding the authenticity and to develop a better expression of the intrinsic qualities of the soil. In summary a rigorous work based on the great Bordeaux wine tradition that ennobles aging in underground cellars of natural stone. 

Quality approach 

This is obvious: the quest for quality is part of the everyday life of the winemaker. The implementation of guarantees in terms of hygiene and sound dietary practices and traceability are essential today. Château de Bonhoste and Château La Moulière adhere to the Qualenvi organization, which is the certification process of the Vignerons Indépendants de France.

It thus undertakes to apply the requirements of the Qualenvi reference system on all of its activity: from viticulture to sales, including winemaking.

This is explained by :

  • The establishment of healthy eating practices, guarantees in terms of hygiene and total traceability of the vine to the consumer.Commitment on the authenticity and the signature of the wines. Any batch of bottles marketed, identified and controlled, translates the know-how of the estate in respect of the terroir.
  • The guarantee of the controlled management of the environment: taking into account and reducing environmental nuisances, an action plan to control and reduce environmental impacts

High environmental value 

Established since February 2012, environmental certification is a tool that contributes to the objectives of ecological and economic double performance of the agro-ecological project for France. It takes into account criteria relating to biodiversity, phytosanitary strategy, water management and fertilization.

Technical sheet

  • The producer
    Château de Bonhoste
  • Type of wine
    Non Classified
  • Appellation
  • Superficy
    8 hectares
  • Age of the vines
    25 years
  • Harvests
  • Barrels
    20% of new barrels
  • When should you drink it?
    Drink between 2020 and 2032
  • Wine apogee
  • How is it now?
    Encore jeune on doit le garder en cave
  • Service temperature

The vineyard

This Red wine (Non Classified) from Bordeaux Supérieur is made with a vineyard that has an area of 8 hectares by Château de Bonhoste. The average age of the vines is 25 years. The harvest for this wine are Mechanicals.

Into the cellars

This wine has remained 20 months in Oak barrels. For this wine, the estate has made the choice to incorporate 20% of new barrels.


The Bordeaux appellation is one of the largest appellations in Bordeaux. You will find there the heart of the entry-level on the Bordeaux, nevertheless, there are also in the Bordeaux appellation fantastic dry white wines which are not entitled to the A.O.C on which they are produced. Indeed, A.O.C such as Margaux, Saint-Julien, Pauillac are only eligible for red wines, just as Sauternes can only be sweet. When a domain produces a dry white wine in these areas, it receives the designation of Bordeaux appellation. Bordeaux is therefore both the appellation of the entry-level, but not only since there are some exceptional wines.