This week’s featured wine is Renardat-Fâche Vin du Bugey-Cerdon 2016.
It’s back! Enjoy Alpine meadows in a glass! The vineyards here are hard to detect driving around. They consist of little patches here and there on steep slopes looking southeast or southwest, lost in the midst of fields with grazing cows, and dense forests. The total Bugey acreage in vineyards is 170 hectares. Alain and his son Elie make their Cerdon from Gamay and Poulsard, and follow the technique called “ancestral method” where the bubbles occur naturally in the bottle. At Renardat-Fâche the grapes are picked by hand, pressed and fermented in cold vats until the alcohol reaches about 6 degrees then it is bottled and continues its fermentation in the bottle until it reaches about 7.5 or 8 percent alcohol.
The wine is fresh and bright with scents of berries and flowers freshly crushed on a rock in an Alpine meadow. It tastes like Spring feels. The only problem is that before you know it, the bottle is gone! That’s OK, it’s on special, have another one! While this is the perfect brunch wine, it’s also a great way to start a meal with your first course of soup or salad, or just as a treat.
Regular price: $49
Discounted price: $39