Famille Peillot Bugey Montagnieu Brut NV
Bugey, a tiny region at the foothills of the Jura Mountains, produces world-class wine that France tends to keep for themselves to drink in lieu of exporting.
"Planted on Jurassic limestone soils, made by méthode champenoise. Though not vintage-dated, it is always single-vintage (in this case 2015). The high proportion of Altesse and the presence of Mondeuse is unusual in a Montagnieu sparkling--most are Chardonnay-heavy--this is indicative of Peillot's emphasis on these two local varieties in his wines. The vine age for all three varieties averages 30 years, with some plots of Altesse and Mondeuse up to 60 years old". - David Bowler
40% Altesse | 30% Mondeuse | 30% Chardonnay.
Fermented with native yeasts. Montagnieu, Bugey AOC, France