Pomerol - Chateau Bonalgue
The Bourotte family bought the property in 1926. At the time, the Pomerol appellation was in a period of expansion, and the vineyard area was being fully restructured; that would prove a source of stability for the decades that followed. Since then, each family member that has run Bonalgue has been lucky enough to do so with complete freedom and independence.
Château Bonalgue sits in the very west of Pomerol just near the Libourne city limit. The soils are a mixture of sand, clay, and limestone. The 9 hectare vineyard of Chateau Bonalgue is planted to 90% merlot and 10% cabernet franc.
The property traces its history back to before the French Revolution with the current owning family having purchased the chateau in 1926. Made with 90% merlot and 10% cabernet franc, the wine is aged for 18 months in oak of which 50% is new. On the palate - flowers, cocoa and raspberries with medium body and fresh style, the wine ends with a red berry and herb-dominated finish.