Domaine Font de Michelle

Guillaume and Bertrand Gonnet
10, Impasse des Vignerons, 84370 Bedarrides
Tel. +33 490 330 022
Direct sale: Monday - Friday 9.00-12.00 and 14.00-19.00
contact@font-de-michelle.com
http://www.font-de-michelle.com

       
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The Gonnet family have been farmers in Bedarrides for about 400 years.
In 1880 Jean Etienne Gonnet settled down at the place where the domain is situated today. In 1950 his grandson Etienne Gonnet gave the name to the domain. 1975-2011
Jean and Michel Gonnet ran the domain In 2011 their sons Guillaume and Bertrand Gonnet got the responsability.

The domain covers 30 ha in Chateauneuf du Pape, of which 2,5% are with white varieties. They are situated in the lieux-dits Font de Michelle, La Crau, La Pierre Plantée, Chartreuse and Croix de Bois. 
Since 2013 the vineyards have been certified agriculture biologique.

In 2002 20 ha in Gard were purchased. They are situated in the area which in 2005 became Cotes du Rhone Village Signargues.

Wines: 

Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition
70% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 10% other varieties. 
Aged in foudres or smaller barrels for 16 months

Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée Etienne Gonnet (the founder of the domain)
Mainly from very old Grenache vines and small shares of Syrah and Mourvedre.
Aged for about 18 months in foudres or barriques. 

Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée Elégance de Jeanne
From 100-years-old Grenache at La Crau. Only made in very good vintages.
Named after Etienne Gonnet's wife.

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Clairette and Bourboulenc.
Roussanne aged in newer barriques for 9 months.

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Cuvée Etienne Gonnet
50% Roussanne and 50% Grenache Blanc.
Roussanne fermented and aged for 8 months in barriques. 

Cotes du Rhone Village Signargues Cuvée Notre Passion
50% Grenache and 50% Syrah.

Cotes du Rhone Village Signargues Cuvée Confidentia
70% Syrah and 30% Grenache. Aged in 2-3-years-old barriques.

Cotes du Rhone Cuvée Les Promesses
60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Cinsault/Carignan

Cotes du Rhone Rosé Cuvée La Font du Vent
Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah. Saignée.

A range of negociant wines are marketed with the name Gonnet:
Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Rasteau, Cairanne, Beaumes de Venise, Ventoux, Cotes du Rhone Village og Cotes du Rhone.


Michel and Jean Gonnet. Photo from facebook


Guillaume Gonnet at the domaine April 2015


Guillaume Gonnet's wife Kelly is a native Australien


Bertrand Gonnet. Photo from facebook

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