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VINS DU BUGEY

VINS DU BUGEY






THE ESTATE
 
Our creed :
to give you a pleasant experience tasting and sharing attractive complex wines...


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.


Our philosophy: From origins to personality...


UNDERSTANDING OUR HISTORY AND OUR ROOTS.
Working with nature without distorting it. 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.




Vin du Bugey

A HARLEQUIN-LIKE TERROIR...

The formation of the French Prealps and successive ice ages have created a very heterogeneous chaotic soil.
Bugey, a "harlequin" terroir: Although all the soils are limestone, there are at least 3 main soils, each of which has been enhanced by the choice of the right grape variety as a result of Man's observation. Firstly there is the soil of the Montagnieu wine area, made of white marl clay, which is the preferred soil for the Altesse (Roussette) and Mondeuse grape varieties. Next there is the silica and limestone soil of the moraine hillside slopes, where Chardonnay excels. And finally there is the clay and limestone mountain scree soil, where red grape varieties such as Pinot Noir express themselves best.

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