Nestled between Savoie, the Jura, Burgundy, and the Rhône, this small yet mighty appellation is one to explore. Patrick Bottex, along with his wife and son, farm the rocky limestone slopes of Bugey to produce a beautiful sparkling rosé. Predominantly Gamay, this slightly sweet bottling shows bright fruit and refreshing acidity.
Arbin appellation of the Savoie and enjoys a relatively warm, sunny climate for what is an otherwise alpine terroir. The resulting wines are fuller in body, making for an ideal union between alpine freshness and minerality, along with concentration and complexity. An absolute stunner!
Nicolas Ferrand of Domaine de Côtes Rousses is committed to paying tribute to his family’s history of cattle farming. This 100% Jacquere bottling is a perfect reflection of his deep connection to the Alpine landscape, ‘Armenaz’ referring to a nearby mountainside where his grandparents would graze their cattle.
Ardoisieres IGP St Pierre de Soucy Cuvee Argile Blanc 2020
Nicolas Ferrand started his humble project with only 1.5 hectares. Now, he is a powerhouse in the Savoie wine world. ‘Coteaux de la Mort’ translates to “the hillside of death,” referencing the extreme slopes of the vineyard this cuvée comes from. Deep mineral notes and a dark cherry nose make for a beautifully balanced wine.
Ardoisieres IGP St Pierre de Soucy Cuvee Argile Rouge 2019