2019 Patrick Bottex Bugey-Cerdon La Cueille

Bugey-Cerdon, France

Insanely fragrant and frisky Pet Nat from Gamay and Poulsard. The perfect summer thirst-quencher.


You have to taste to believe how good this is!!

Sebastian Crowther MS

About The Wine

Here's a live one!

Nestled between the Savoie, the Jura, Burgundy, and the Rhône, is the French appellation of Bugey. In this hidden pocket there are three 'crus' that are recognised as the finest terroir of the region.

Cerdon is the only one of these sites given over entirely to sparkling wine with this La Cueille from Patrick Bottex being one of the best cuveés from the site.

It's methode ancestral (Pet Nat) made from Gamay (90%) and Poulsard (10%). A beguilingly fragrant and juicy little fizzer, this is very low in alcohol - the perfect thing to slake your thirst in the heat of summer.

La Cueille in situ
La Cueille in situ
Bugey-Cerdon, France
Additional Info

From The Producer

We call ancestral method, the technique that allows make the Cerdon sparkling. Fermentation turns grape sugar into alcohol and gas carbonic; so we use this natural reaction. After harvest, the grapes (Gamay and Poulsard) are crushed and pressed following a slight maceration to obtain the rosé color.

After settling, (elimination of impurities at the bottom of the tank), the juice is put in vats for fermentation; this is spontaneous; there is no yeast. During this phase, the gas escapes at the top of the tank. About halfway through fermentation, the wine is bottled. In the cellar, at a temperature of around 10 °, fermentation resumes in the bottle, naturally without the addition of sugars or yeasts. The gas trapped in the bottle makes the wine sparkling.

After about two months, the pressure is sufficient, the fermentation stops naturally.. The wine is filtered and corked permanently; the Cerdon is ready to be consumed.

Blend : Gamay (90%), Poulsard (10%)
ABV : 8%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2023
Bottle Size : 750ml

The Patrick Bottex basket press
The Patrick Bottex basket press
Bugey-Cerdon, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"A magical blend of 90% Gamay & 10% Poulsard, it's a deeper shard of rosé with luscious wild strawberries, raspberries and cherry. The palate has a pristine sweetness and just lingers on the palate, while a fresh wave of acidity adds details and precision on the palate. During my time working in restaurant I often enjoyed using with with spice dished. The little tickle of sweetness was perfect to help combat the heat. Equally this is perfect as an aperitif, fruit based desserts or for summer sipping!! You have to taste to believe how good this is!!" - Sebastian Crowther MS


Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mix pack!

Estimated delivery time frames with Australia Post can be viewed here. Please include Authority to Leave instructions in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout if you may not be available to sign for your delivery and would like it left at your front door. The 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box can be found on the cart page before the final checkout page.

Warehouse Pickup Due to some restrictions on our warehouse lease agreement and COVID concerns we are no longer offering Warehouse Pickup as an option and will be delivering all orders moving forward. Delivery is free (for orders over $149) and fast so please select one of our great delivery options at checkout. Sorry for any inconvenience caused by this change! The Different Drop Team.

Express Same Day Delivery is available for Sydney postcodes within 10km of the CBD. There is a $10 delivery surcharge and the order is needs to be placed before 12pm midday weekdays for same day delivery. Express courier deliveries cannot be left unattended and require a receiver signature.

Our Heat Policy can be viewed here. If you would like us to hold dispatch of your order for milder weather please leave instructions to do so in the 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box found on the cart page before the final checkout. We are happy to hold it for as long as you like. All orders are fully insured so you can buy with full confidence that these tasty beverages will get to you in tip-top shape.

Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

For any other shipping related inquiries, please see our helpful FAQ, email us at or call us on 1300 668 385..

Do I have to order in dozens?

No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts?

No our pricing is aiming to the best in the market already. For very large orders (weddings etc) we are open to negotiating though. Just give us a call. How does the price match work?

Everyday Low & Consistent Pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll match it. We'll even retrospectively refund you if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me?

This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 1300 668 385 or and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store?

No, not really. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007

Can I special order a wine you do not sell?

If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

More FaQs: here