Franck Peillot Bugey Montagnieu Brut
|France, Savoie, Vin du Bugey
The Bugey is a small viticultural area whose fame doesn’t extend much farther than the city of Lyon, where its sparkling Cerdon and Montagnieu have long been staples in bistros.
Montagnieu is a village south of Cerdon, with premières côtes overlooking the Rhône valley, and most of its production is a white sparkling wine made from Chardonnay, Roussette de Savoie, Gamay and Jacquère.
Mostly equal parts of Mondeuse and Altesse; there is a small portion of Chadonnay used in the blend. Méthode champenoise though not vintage-dated, it is always single-vintage. This wine has complex herbal aromas, nice lemony ripeness on the palate with crisp green apple, creamy vanilla, apricots, and lime notes that lead into a long nice dry finish.
Great alternative to try instead of prosecco that has incredible versatility with many types of cheeses and different food creations.