Love at first sight. Unhinge the cork slowly, motion the neck of the bottle to your flute and tilt. Pour this nectar at a restrained speed into your glass and tell me you're not in love. - Chris L
Cerdon de Bugey is a delicious light pink demi-sec sparkling wine from the Bugey, found at the foot of the French Alps, made from the local Gamay and Poulsard grapes. Cerdon is scarce and as more and more people have started to discover how good it is it has become hard to procure.
The small French town of Merignat rests just near the Swiss border in a little-known VDQS called Bugey. The vineyards are hard to detect, little patches here and there on steep slopes looking southeast or southwest, lost in the midst of fields with grazing cows, and dense forests. The total Bugey acreage in vineyards is just 170 hectares. The varietals are many, borrowed from all the surrounding areas: Gamay, Poulsard (a grape from Northern Jura), Roussette, Mondeuse (both from Savoie) and Chardonnay. Many still wines are produced, but the region's star wine is the Cerdon Méthode Ancestrale, a semi-dry, pink bubbly made by spontaneous, but incomplete, fermentation. These wines are best consumed as young as possible to enjoy their freshness; they should not be cellared. - Importer Note
|Product Type||Wine Sparkling Imported Non Champagne|
|Winemaking Practices||Minimal Intervention|