The Renardat-Fache family has been growing grapes for eight generations in the tiny sub-alpine region of Bugey, tucked in the scenic foothills of the southern Jura mountains at the crossroads of Savoie, Jura, Burgundy and Rhone wine regions. Their 12.5 hectare farm is both organically and biodynamically, with multiple high-density vineyards and varied exposures on Jurassic limestone and clay soils.
Wine from Cerdon, one of Bugey's three crus (which include Belley and Montagnieu) is a fruit forward sparkling rose with only 8% alcohol.
It is produced from Gamay sometimes with the regional red grape Poulsard and is made in a traditional techniques Methode Ancestrale (also known as Petillant Naturel or Pet Nat). The method utilizes a fermentation technique that makes it possible to obtain a sparkling wine without the addition of any yeast nor sugar. The fermentation process is natural, and uses only the yeasts and sugars contained in the grapes.
It has a sweet chalky character and notes of juicy cherries, blueberry, raspberry, honey and wet bricks. It's a sweety of a fizz with charming peachy, pomegranate and blueberry flavours. Delicious and frothy.
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Wine Scores reviewed - 2021-12-13 22:36:20.0