Domaine Bonneau du Martray
Domaine Bonneau du Martray holds the coveted status of a Grand Cru vineyard in Burgundy, specifically in the Corton-Charlemagne region. This esteemed recognition places the winery in the same realm as illustrious names such as Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and Domaine Leroy.
- Vintages with 100-point scores: 1999, 2002, 2010
- Most popular for its Corton-Charlemagne, a Chardonnay that embodies the richness and minerality of its terroir.
- Highest achievement: Consistent inclusion in Top 100 global wine lists, aside from its Grand Cru classification.
Provenance & Masters Behind the Bottle
Owned by the de La Morinière family since the early 19th century, Domaine Bonneau du Martray has cultivated its legacy through a judicious blend of tradition and modern oenological practices. Jean-Charles Le Bault de La Morinière, the winemaker and proprietor, is a significant figure who has maintained the winery’s ethos of quality and authenticity.
Vineyard & Craftsmanship
Located in the Côte de Beaune region, the vineyard boasts old vines, some more than 40 years old, that produce a limited yield, adding a layer of exclusivity and scarcity to the wine. Predominantly Chardonnay, with a small proportion of Pinot Noir, the vineyard emphasizes the importance of soil and climate, leveraging a blend of limestone and marl to contribute to the wine's nuanced flavors.
Aging & Investment Value
With a remarkable aging potential of up to 20 years for its Chardonnays, the wines from Domaine Bonneau du Martray offer not just sensory gratification but long-term investment value. A bottle from a superior vintage can multiply in worth, rendering it a smart acquisition for savvy collectors.