Its a funny old expression that – ‘Knocks it Out of the Park’. We instinctively know what it means whether we have watched baseball or not. What a strike. Out of the Park.
Recently I tasted a range of wines from the South of France imported by Dunnes Stores. Well, you know what I’m going to say next!! Yes, they Knock it Right over the end Wall …
The wines in question are made by the Bonfils family and cover quite a few appellations in the Languedoc Roussilon region of Southern France. This is 6th generation family vintners with 3 generations currently working the vines. They own 17 individual and extraordinary estates each of which is classified as an area of outstanding natural beauty or an environmentally protected site. Bonfils distribute to 42 countries across the world.
We are only guardians of the earth, preserving it for generations to comeJean- Michel Bonfils
Here’s the List. All are Exclusive to Dunnes Stores. All are excellent value.
Chateau Millegrande Minervois in €17.00. Mainly Syrah with Grenache Noir and Carignan. Big, Soft and Bold. Really excellent.
Chateau Saint Marthe AoP Languedoc €12.50. Oak aged Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre. On the slopes of an old volcano the site with pebbles, basalt and shells in its soils has a particularly favourable aspect. Also Domaine Saint Marthe €10.00 100% Syrah
Chateau Vaugelas AoP Languedoc. A bargain at €11.50 Grenache, Vermentino, Marsanne. Bright fruits, crisp and delicous. Outstanding Value.
Chateau Fourchou AoP Bordeaux Superieur €12.00. A Bordeaux with a superior softeness and rounded body. Dominantly Merlot with 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Dunnes also carry range of the Bonfil wines that are terroir based and aim to show off the style of land they are grown on. The label is la Bastide and is available across Dunnes Stores.
la Bastide Chardonnay/Sauvignon €10.00:- limestone clay hills
la Bastide Cabernet Sauvignon €9.50
la Bastide Neuve Rose €10.00 : also in magnum at only €20.00. A Magnum of Rose is probably the most brilliant gift …. only saying ….
There is also a Merlot Domaine Cantaussels €10.00 and a Pinot Noir Reserve de Luch €10.00.
The wines of Bonfils are a celebration of exquisite vineyards from across the South of France. They have been made with passion and diligence,. They are brought to us at superb value by Dunnes Stores. Whose the winner then? We all are!