this cuvée is a blend of 2019 and 2020. The grapes are harvested by hand and vinified by méthode ancestrale (see profile) using low levels of SO2 – 16 mg/l total. Second fermentation lasts four months at 10°C . Joyous sparkling sweet Gamay laden with red fruits and delicate perfume. It has a wonderful balance between sweetness and acid that keeps you coming back for more. 78g residual sugar.
Notes on the producer
Philippe Balivet established the domaine in 1967. He abandoned polyculture in favour of viticulture and set himself a challenge: revisiting the old méthode ancestrale. Through much research and collaboration with local growers he proved instrumental in shaping the Bugey Cerdon appellation as we know it today. Méthode ancestrale (or Pet’ Nat’ as it’s known widely today) became compulsory in 2009 when the wines of Cerdon were finally granted AC status. The domaine is now in the hands of Cécile and Vincent Balivet who took over from their father. Farming organically since 1984, the Balivets have long understood the necessity for healthy living soils.