Patrick Bottex, Bugey-Cerdon La Cueille NVRegular price $25.00 Save $-25.00
Variety: Gamay and Poulsard
In a geographical crossroads between the regions of Jura, Savoie, and the Rhone is the small appellation of Bugey nestled in between French Alps. There Catherine and Patrick Bottex create the effervescent wine of Bugey-Cerdon in the small hamlet of La Cueille. It so happened that Kermit Lynch, the importer of this bottle, first tried this wine when he was at an after party with Marcel Lapierre. After tasting the wine, he ultimately decided to import the bottle. Kermit also has a fond memory of bringing the wine to pair with a beach BBQ in Hawaii.
This wine is one of the hidden secrets of France. All the grapes actually come from a single vintage, though the vintage is not shown. After directly pressing the Gamay and Poulsard, the wine is bottled still undergoing fermentation. This is a natural sparkling rose done in the ancestral method, or pet-nat style, resulting in distinctive sweetness. It is light in alcohol and remarkably juicy. Perfect as an aperitif or as a pairing for fruity or creamy desserts, or even milk chocolate.