Domaine Bonnardot is a family-owned vineyard with three generations of experience in soil working and a passion for producing high-quality wine while respecting the terroir and nature. They completed their conversion to organic farming in 2021 after three years of testing, and continue to experiment with sowing, tillage, and the use of herbal teas and essential oils. They also prioritize promoting biodiversity by maintaining dry-stone walls, hedges, woods, and bee hives
"Coup de Foudre", meaning 'love at first sight', is crafted from 100% Pinot Noir, derived from several parcels in the Hautes Côtes de Nuits that average about forty years old. Maturation in 'foudres', or large old tanks, imparts the wine with a unique character. Expressive on the nose, this cuvée emanates a charming blend of floral (violet) and fruity (small red fruit) notes with a slightly peppery finish. The palate is both fresh and pleasant, marked by light tannins and a very good balance. Its thirst-quenching nature speaks to the playful maturity of the wine.
An adaptable partner to many dishes, this wine shines with grilled red meat such as flank steak with chimichurri sauce, or poultry dishes like roast chicken with Provençal herbs. Its light and fruity style also makes it a fascinating companion to spice-infused dishes like Thai red curry or Moroccan tagine. For an unconventional pairing, serve it as an aperitif with a platter of assorted hard cheeses and dried fruits.
This "Coup de Foudre" cuvée is a testament to the Bonnardot family's unwavering commitment to showcasing the expressiveness and versatility of Pinot Noir. Its lightness, fresh fruitiness, and delicate tannins make it a beautifully unique addition to its portfolio. With its reasonable keeping potential of 2 to 5 years, this wine offers an accessible introduction to Domaine's range while also providing an interesting option for collectors and enthusiasts.