Founded in 1932, Bonnaire is one of the leading producers in the grand cru village of Cramant, in the heart of the Cote des Blancs.
All the wines go through full malolactic fermentation so there is the pronounced 'creaminess' that one expects from the best wines from Cramant. The director Jean-Louis Bonnaire has been at the helm of the company since the late 1960's and today is joined by his two sons. Jean-Etienne and Jean-Emmanuel to lead production and marketing. The family possess 22 hectares of the finest vineyards in the region and are rated extremely highly by Champagne luminary Richard Juhlin who admits to possessing many bottles of Bonnaire in his personal cellar.
"Bonnaire make textbook Cramant for the sensualist"
"Bonnaire’s wines are creamy and opulent, with a sleekly polished richness. In the spectrum of Côte des Blancs champagnes, they tend to be on the generous side rather than the racy one, yet at the same time, they retain a firm structure and an intense minerality that reflects Cramant’s chalky soils" -Peter Liem