Patricia & Rémi Bonneton - L'Alezan/La Tangente

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 on a hill straddling the border to the Northern Rhône that sits opposite the iconic vineyards of Cornas and Saint-Joseph. The vines see no chemical treatments and this approach is followed into the cellar where the wines ferment spontaneously and have nothing added. 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.

  • Patricia & Rémi Bonneton - La Tangente Metisse 2020 | Wayward Wines

    Patricia & Rémi Bonneton - La Tangente Metisse 2020

    Imported directly and exclusively by Wayward. A brand new cuvée, this is a blend of their own Syrah from the same parcel that makes their Merci pet-nat, and Viognier brought in from the Gard - the same that is used to make their negociant wine...

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  • Patricia & Remi Bonneton - La Tangente  Libres! 2020 | Wayward Wines

    Patricia & Rémi Bonneton - La Tangente Libres! 2020

    Imported directly and exclusively by Wayward. Under their negociant label, La Tangente, this is aromatic pet-nat Muscat of the highest order, made using the same grapes from the Gard that go into their sublime Metonymia cuvée. With lively bubbles...

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  • Patricia & Rémi Bonneton - L'Alezan Merci 2020 | Wayward Wines

    Patricia & Rémi Bonneton - L'Alezan Merci 2020

    Imported directly and exclusively by Wayward. Pét-nat rosé of Syrah made using fruit from the younger vines (still 40+ years old, however) in their steeply-terraced 1 hectare plot in Étables. This year the pure, red strawberry fruit...

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  • Patricia & Remi Bonneton - La Tangente Les Vains 2020 | Wayward Wines

    Patricia & Remi Bonneton - La Tangente Les Vains 2020

    Imported directly and exclusively by Wayward. Les Vains is the new name for their L’Excuse cuvée - a geography-straddling wine, made using a blend of roughly 50/50 Gamay from Beaujolais and Cinsault from the Gard. 2020 is the most elegant...

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  • Patricia & Rémi Bonneton - L’Alezan Suspens NV | Wayward Wines

    Patricia & Rémi Bonneton - L’Alezan Suspens NV

    <<WAYWARD IMPORTS>> We're very excited to offer some of Patrica & Remi's more serious domaine wine under the L'Alezan label for the first time. Suspens is a blend of Marsanne & Roussane from a tiny parcel they acquired just a stone's...

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  • L'Alezan/La Tangente Potion 2019 | Wayward Wines

    Patricia & Rémi Bonneton - La Tangente Potion 2019

    <<Imported directly and exclusively by Wayward Wines>> 100% Carignan made using grapes bought in from friends in Luberon, halfway between the Ardèche and Provence. As you'd expect, the wine has a sun-kissed, Mediterranean quality and...

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