2022 Patrick Bottex Bugey-Cerdon La Cueille

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

Bugey-Cerdon - a hidden gem of eastern France, and an appellation dedicated to the old-school sparklings, from its rocky, hilly vineyard sites.

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.

Region: Bugey-Cerdon, France
Blend: Gamay (90%), Poulsard (10%)
ABV: 8%
Closure: 750ml

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Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
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  • CA
    Christa A.
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    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    1 year ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Something for everyone

    Quite sweet but still has a bit of depth of flavour. First tried this at a restaurant with my parents (who aren't drinkers at all) and my parents in law (who have attended many wine tastings), everyone at the table really enjoyed it. Be warned- very carbonated, the cork often pops as soon as the metal cap is removed! My ceiling has a couple of dents in it now. Still worth it.

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    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • JM
    John M.
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    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    2 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Great Brunching Wine

    Relatively low alcohol content. Goes really well with French toast or strawberry topped crepes.

    TasteRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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