Franck Bonville

Blanc de Blancs Avize Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

9.241 ratings
9.310 pro ratings
Avize, Côte des Blancs, Champagne, France
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Andres Montoya

White peach, liquid minerals, creamy, intense, mouth filling, this is a decadent style of Blanc de Blancs

White peach, liquid minerals, creamy, intense, mouth filling, this is a decadent style of Blanc de Blancs

Feb 22nd, 2017
Brian Mast

Partner/Winemaker Waits-Mast

9.3

Honey, crisp apple, a nuttiness to it. Graceful.

Honey, crisp apple, a nuttiness to it. Graceful.

Jan 1st, 2016
Tom Elliot

Founder Northwest Wines

9.5

Great wine. Much improved from a bottle a year or so ago.

Great wine. Much improved from a bottle a year or so ago.

Nov 30th, 2015
Doug Burress

Sales K&L Wines

9.5

Bonville is back! One of the best in the store. #maggiesrule

Bonville is back! One of the best in the store. #maggiesrule

Aug 22nd, 2015
Doug Burress

Sales K&L Wines

9.5

One of the best!

One of the best!

Mar 1st, 2015
Martin Redmond

Yellow gold color with an active tiny bead, and delightful fresh baked baguette, green apple, pear, and white flower aromas. On the palate, it's medium-bodied, creamy, pure and well structured with white peach, pear, soft lemon flavors and a chalky minerality. Long finish. Offers great value, at $35 - Especially for a wine that is composed of entirely estate grown, grand cru Chardonnay including 50% reserve wines from 2010 and 2009. This wine is based on the 2011 harvest, which was a difficult one for Bonville. His entire 2011 high end production was declassified into this wine; As a result no Belles Voyes, Vintage or Prestige was produced. Instead all of his top class, mid-slope, old vine production into this bottling and as a base for the rosé.

Yellow gold color with an active tiny bead, and delightful fresh baked baguette, green apple, pear, and white flower aromas. On the palate, it's medium-bodied, creamy, pure and well structured with white peach, pear, soft lemon flavors and a chalky minerality. Long finish. Offers great value, at $35 - Especially for a wine that is composed of entirely estate grown, grand cru Chardonnay including 50% reserve wines from 2010 and 2009. This wine is based on the 2011 harvest, which was a difficult one for Bonville. His entire 2011 high end production was declassified into this wine; As a result no Belles Voyes, Vintage or Prestige was produced. Instead all of his top class, mid-slope, old vine production into this bottling and as a base for the rosé.

Dec 31st, 2014
Ben Leger

Pure Grand Cru 100% Chardonnay from Avize. Absolutely superb. Lots of zing, lots of finesse. Doesn't get better for the price. Awesome! #champagnecampaign #saberit #bonvillebubbles

Pure Grand Cru 100% Chardonnay from Avize. Absolutely superb. Lots of zing, lots of finesse. Doesn't get better for the price. Awesome! #champagnecampaign #saberit #bonvillebubbles

Sep 27th, 2015
Alicia Barrett

Creamy mousse, full body and notes of honey crisp apple, white peach and beautiful minerality.

Creamy mousse, full body and notes of honey crisp apple, white peach and beautiful minerality.

Dec 25th, 2017
Gunja Gargeshwari

Crowd pleaser - magnum was gone in 15 minutes - happy to have tried a glass - solid all around.

Crowd pleaser - magnum was gone in 15 minutes - happy to have tried a glass - solid all around.

Nov 24th, 2017
Sean Herriott

Like drinking a lemon meringue pie right down the buttery crust. Surprisingly, this went well with chocolate truffles.

Like drinking a lemon meringue pie right down the buttery crust. Surprisingly, this went well with chocolate truffles.

Feb 12th, 2017