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Peillot, FranckAltesse Roussette de Bugey Montagnieu
Altesse from Bugey, France
100% Altesse. Local parlance can get confusing: the appellation “Roussette de Bugey” can also contain Chardonnay, so Peillot adds “Altesse” to the label to emphasize its purity. His vines average 30 years old but get up to 60 to 100 years old and are tended and harvested by hand. Fermentation is...
Sustainable
DB0991-20
Peillot, Franck Altesse Roussette de Bugey Montagnieu
Altesse from Bugey, France
100% Altesse. Local parlance can get confusing: the appellation “Roussette de Bugey” can also contain Chardonnay, so Peillot adds “Altesse” to the label to emphasize its purity. His vines average 30 years old but get up to 60 to 100 years old and are tended and harvested by hand. Fermentation is...
Sustainable
DB0991-19
Peillot, FranckBugey Montagnieu Brut NV (2017)
Altesse from Bugey, France
50% Mondeuse/50% Altesse + Chardonnay. Méthode champenoise. Though not vintage-dated, it is always single-vintage. Most Montagnieu sparkling is mainly Chardonnay; Peillot emphasizes local varieties Altesse & Mondeuse. Average vine age is around 30 years, with some plots of Altesse and Mondeuse...
Sustainable
DB1039-17
Peillot, FranckBugey Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir from Bugey, France
100% Pinot Noir. A relative rarity in Bugey. Peillot's Pinot Noir is an old Champagne clone called Pinot Droit, which can ripen in challenging circumstances like this chilly, hilly region. Franck has 1 hectare,  planted originally by his uncle on a flatter, warmer site near the river on stony...
Sustainable
DB1040-19
Renardat-FâcheCerdon du Bugey
Gamay from Bugey, France
58% Gamay/42% Poulsard. The certified-organic fruit is picked by hand, pressed and fermented in cold vats until it reaches about 6% alcohol. After a light filtration that leaves most of the active yeast in the unfinished wine, it is bottled and continues its fermentation, finishing at about 7.5-8%...
Organic
DB8972-20
Renardat-FâcheCerdon du Bugey "Initiale"
Gamay from Bugey, France
96% Gamay/4% Poulsard. in 2021 we are seeing the first release of this new non-vintage wine from Renardat. It is made identically to their classic Cerdon. The certified-organic fruit is picked by hand, pressed and fermented in cold vats until it reaches about 6% alcohol. After a light filtration...
Organic
DB3340-NV
Renardat-FâcheEn Blanc Aussi Brut Nature VDF (2019)
Chardonnay from Bugey, France
100% Chardonnay. 2019 is only the second vintage of méthode-ancestrale white from Renardat-Fâche, made from a small amount of certified-organic grapes on limestone soils purchased from a friend in Bugey. Hand-harvested, fermented with native yeasts in tank, bottled at 6% alcohol, kept on the lees...
Organic
DB8816-19
Peillot, FranckMondeuse Bugey
Mondeuse from Bugey, France
100% Mondeuse. Franck loves this rustic local grape and has vines averaging about 30 years but getting up to 60-100 years old. The fruit is hand-harvested, fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged in stainless steel and enamelled concrete tanks. The wine is of a dense, dark color and  grape-y...
Sustainable
DB2975-19
Peillot, FranckMondeuse Bugey
Mondeuse from Bugey, France
100% Mondeuse. Franck loves this rustic local grape and has vines averaging about 30 years but getting up to 60-100 years old. The fruit is hand-harvested, fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged in stainless steel and enamelled concrete tanks. The wine is of a dense, dark color and  grape-y...
Sustainable
DB2975-20
Renardat-FâcheVDF "Au Commencement"
Gamay from Bugey, France
100% Poulsard. "Au Commencement" is a brand-new wine from Renardat in the 2020 vintage. As for their Cerdon wines, the certified-organic Poulsard is harvested by hand, spontaneously fermented in vat and bottled while still fermenting; no sulfur is added at any point. The wine finished at 11.5% with...
Organic
DB3337-20