Region: Bugey, France
Soils: Calcareous Clay
Vinification: Direct press, fermented in stainless steel tanks
Aging: 10 months
Fining or Filtering: Lightly filtered
Sulfur: None added
Notes from the Importer: An estate of almost 10 hectares has been built up gradually over four generations. Working with a few fellow winegrowers who share the same spirit of partnership I process their grape production, either fully or partly. That gives me a current production of about 14,000 bottles, 50% of which are Bugey blanc, 30% Bugey méthode traditionnelle (traditional method) and 20% Bugey rouge. I carry out all the wine making steps, from growing to bottling, even for the traditional method.
Working with nature without distorting it.1 Like a conductor, you have a score. Working with the vintage's vines, soil and climate are the notes that nature forces you to follow. From soil to plant, then from fruit to juice, a symphony of aromas develops. It's all about balance. Scientific advances also allow me to ensure the reliability of my grape production without using chemical fertilisers, weed killers or pesticides. It's another way of reclaiming your craft. The final touch is to give it your signature, your personality. Never forget that the terroir's value is the direct result of the passion of the people transforming it.