Producers

Patricia & Rémi BonnetonArdèche, France

Rémi Bonneton started working the vineyards of the Northern Rhône in the early 2000s, not tending vines or harvesting grapes, but working with his two horses, Suspens and Palynka, offering his unique services to plough the soils at some of the most coveted domaines in this part of France. After making a little of his own wine along the way, cut to 2013 and Rémi and Patricia, his wife, found their very first vineyard parcel of Syrah on the steep slopes of the Doux Valley right at the very northern tip of the Ardèche, which despite the sheer terracing is still worked à la Bonneton: by horse and plough. It’s physical, demanding work and no light undertaking - perfect for Rémi who in his previous life was a professional rower.

Their domaine totals just under 2 hectares and includes another parcel close to Tournon Sur Rhône planted with Roussanne and Marsanne, sitting opposite the iconic vineyards of Cornas and Saint-Joseph. The vines see no chemical treatments and this approach is followed into the cellar where fermentations occur spontaneously and have nothing added - the wine using grapes from these vineyards is bottled as L’Alezan. As they start to work towards their ambitious visions for the future (a big conversion build for their own cellars at their farmhouse in Etables, an experimental planting of Albariño, acquiring more parcels) they buy grapes from other growers further afield to up their production - these wines are bottled as La Tangente.

Patricia & Rémi Bonneton Wines

Patricia & Rémi Bonneton
La Tangente 'Ho'oponopono' 2022

A maceration of Viognier, Marsanne & Roussanne grown over limestone, acquired from the Gard in the south. A powerfully structured wine, balancing a relatively low gravity with bold, mouth-coating tannins. A hazy, sandy gold in the glass, there is an abundance of intense apricot fruits with a peach iced tea-like quality that lends real dryness to the palate as it tails into a long, herbal finish. Find out more.

  • Region Étables, Ardèche, France
  • Grapes Viognier, Marsanne & Roussanne
  • Vineyard Organic
  • Cellar Fermented with native yeasts, unfiltered & unfined, no additional sulphites
£34

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La Tangente 'Libres!' 2021

Lively, energetic fizz from Patricia & Remi that screams to be opened in the sun. One of their geography-straddling négociant wines made using both red and white grapes from the Languedoc & Southern Rhône. The result is a deep rosé sparkler with lifted, peachy tints; red berry and aromatic yellow fruits in perfect harmony. Find out more.

  • Region Étables, Ardèche, France
  • Grapes Syrah & Clairette
  • Vineyard Organic (uncertified)
  • Cellar Fermented with native yeasts, unfiltered & unfined, no additional sulphites
£27.50

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La Tangente 'Meandres' 2021

A deep rosé pet-nat made using a direct-press of Syrah and Cinsault. Fruit-driven, with red berry and sour cherry flavours and a dry, herbaceous character. The bubbles are big, lively and frothy, making this a good-time fizz for party times. Find out more.

  • Region Étables, Ardèche, France
  • Grapes Syrah & Cinsault
  • Vineyard Organic
  • Cellar Fermented with native yeasts, unfiltered & unfined, no additional sulphites
£27.50

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La Tangente 'Ostara' 2022

A plush, glossy wine with bright aromas of cherry and raspberry, both fresh and confected, over a compact body of these gateaux-like fruits, with a subtle framboise-esque almond note hovering just out of shot. A judicious balance of grip and crunch to the finish keeps things feeling clear-cut and pure, working its magic most effectively when served with a brisk chill. Find out more.

  • Region Étables, Ardèche, France
  • Grapes Grenache & Syrah
  • Vineyard Organic
  • Cellar Fermented with native yeasts, unfiltered & unfined, minimal additional sulphites
£28

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La Tangente 'Ostara' 2022 MAGNUM

A plush, glossy wine with bright aromas of cherry and raspberry, both fresh and confected, over a compact body of these gateaux-like fruits, with a subtle framboise-esque almond note hovering just out of shot. Perfect for a party in this large format! Find out more.

  • Region Étables, Ardèche, France
  • Grapes Grenache & Syrah
  • Vineyard Organic
  • Cellar Fermented with native yeasts, unfiltered & unfined, minimal additional sulphites
£58

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La Tangente 'Potes' 2021

Juicy, herbaceous summer red that is primed for the ice bucket. A direct-press of Cabernet Sauvignon with whole bunches of Gamay, Syrah and Merlot in the juice to infuse. Bright, light and impossibly fruity. Pure glouglou! Find out more.

  • Region Étables
  • Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon, Gamay, Syrah & Merlot
  • Vineyard Organic
  • Cellar Fermented with native yeasts, unfiltered & unfined, no additional sulphites
£25

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La Tangente 'Potion' 2021

A distinctly Mediterranean-leaning affair with this cuvée, made using Carignan harvested in Luberon. The name Potion came from the wine's tonic quality - it is so easy to drink and bursts with spicy, sun-kissed fruits. A compelling, lip-smacking red. Find out more.

  • Region Étables, Ardèche, France
  • Grapes Carignan
  • Vineyard Organic
  • Cellar Fermented with native yeasts, unfiltered & unfined, no additional sulphites
£27

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