Bugey Montagnieu Brut NV (2015)
40% Altesse/30% Mondeuse/30% Chardonnay. Planted on Jurassic limestone soils, made by méthode champenoise. Though not vintage-dated, it is always single-vintage (in this case 2015). The high proportion of Altesse and the presence of Mondeuse is unusual in a Montagnieu sparkling--most are Chardonnay-heavy--this is indicative of Peillot's emphasis on these two local varieties in his wines. The vine age for all three varieties averages 30 years, with some plots of Altesse and Mondeuse up to 60 years old.