Gold partner of
the 50th Best Sommelier of the World Competition 2019, Vignobles Malartic is
managed by the devoted Bonnie family, and produces exceptional wines from a
range of properties.
family is proud to support all the candidates to the Best Sommelier of the World
contest that will be held from March, 11th to 15th 2019
and historical relations with the sommeliers
Bonnie family has thus always maintained very close ties with many sommeliers,
regularly receiving them at their properties, and participating in national and
international gala dinners organized by Sommellerie associations. And so,
having hosted one tasting at DiamAndes for the last international competition,
which was organized in Argentina (Mendoza) in 2016, it is only natural that
Vignobles Malartic is associated with the 50th anniversary of the Best
Sommelier of the World Competition, particularly as it is being held in 2019 in
Antwerp, in Belgium, the family’s native land.
contest week, March 15th 2019, Antwerp
the week, wines from their estates will be presented to the candidates during
tastings and dinners, giving the occasion to the family to strengthen its
relations with the sommeliers.
On Friday 15th, just before the final competition, a Vignobles Malartic Master Class will be
held by Véronique Bonnie-Laplane, featuring the whites and reds from Bordeaux
and from Argentina: 2 hemispheres, 2 terroirs, 1 family! The 200 people will
discover the wines’ personalities, grapes varieties and terroirs, and
understand the global winemaking philosophy of the Bonnies and its team.
the gala dinner on Friday night, a sumptuous Malartic white 2012 in magnum will
be poured to the guests. A beautiful wine to celebrate the winner!
history over the globe
Bonnie family’s wine-making adventures began a more than 2 decades ago, when
Alfred and Michèle Bonnie, of Belgian origin, fell under the spell of Château
Malartic-Lagravière, a Grand Cru Classé de Graves in Léognan, near Bordeaux.
Their children Véronique and Jean-Jacques and their spouses have since joined
them, managing Vignobles Malartic with great energy and commitment. In 2005 the
family also acquired Château Gazin Rocquencourt (Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux) and
Bodega DiamAndes (Mendoza, Argentina).
Malartic has been producing exceptional wines for more than 20 years, always
striving to express each terroir, with perfect balance, and exquisite
complexity. They are best enjoyed when paired with food and are on many fine
tables all over the word!
Malartic: Born in Belgium, based in Bordeaux, and with a heart in Argentina!