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Château Bonalgue


16.5/20 - Bettane & Desseauve
90/100 - James Suckling






Rooted in history
Thought-provoking notebooks written during the French Revolution trace the story of the Bonalgue vineyard in those days. At the height of the First Empire, Captain Rabion, a veteran of Napoleon’s Grande Armée, had the house built in Saint-Emilion stone and decorated it with the arms of his regiment. The garden was adorned with magnificent cedars of Lebanon, now two hundred years old...  Château Bonalgue was thus born.



We have banned chemicals and pesticides from our vineyards for several years now and use organic farming techniques. We are also introducing biodynamic practices, which help us to create a complete and balanced ecosystem.

Our viticultural methodes
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In the 18th century, this renowned terroir was referred to as the “Graves de Bonalgue”, the gravel being fluvial deposits from the Quaternary period that allow for optimal drainage. Placed on sand or clay, a formidable natural water regulator, they are the hallmark of Château Bonalgue, and continue to add to the elegance and charm of recent vintages.

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A Pomerol sans doute le Merlot exprime avec une aisance et un éclat incomparables le velours de ses tanins et la richesse de ses arômes de fruits rouges. Il est en majesté à Bonalgue, mais le Cabernet Franc, récemment replanté et issu de sélection massale, le complète de sa fraicheur et renforce la complexité aromatique de l’assemblage.

Les cépages

Château Bonalgue has always been known for the charm of its aromas and being precise is the only way to maintain them. The grapes are hand-picked into small crates followed by double sorting and using meticulous measurements during fermentation. The wine is then carefully aged in French oak barrels, protected from the air and with low amounts of added sulphur.

Precision in the cellar


During a tasting or tour, enjoy the relaxing French way of life, admire our vines, the work of our bees, the wines that rest quietly in the silence of our cellars and discover the secrets of wine tasting.


Located a stone’s throw from Libourne and Saint-Emilion, Château Bonalgue is the perfect starting point for your stay in the region. You will stay in the heart of the estate, giving you a chance to feel what it’s like to be a winemaker for a few days.

Our aim is to make you feel at home. We have three rooms available. Each has a bathroom, TV and free WiFi. A continental breakfast is served every morning in the lounge. We can also offer you other meals prepared in our kitchen and served in the lounge.
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