The Grands Vins du Bugey
The Yves Duport family estate offers you wines made exclusively from organic or biodynamic viticulture.
"The terroir has value only through the passion of the men who sublimate it."
One philosophy: Accompanying nature without distorting it
Like a composer, Nature gives you a partition. Working the vine, its soil, the climate of the vintage are notes that nature imposes on you. From soil to plant, then from fruit to juice, a symphony of aromas develops. We also use scientific advances to better understand and protect this living essence. A real goldsmith's work. The final touch is to give it your signature, your personality.
A Family estate
This 12-hectare domaine has been built up by four generations. I now work it using organic and biodynamic methods. Most of the plots have a clay-limestone soil facing south-south-east overlooking the last natural banks of the Rhone. Here I leave nature to till the soil and tend to the grapevines, which draw everything they need from the soil. This cultivation method allows full expression of the terroir, which I reflect in my different wines, naturally structured for ageing according to the vintages.
An organic and biodynamic viticulture
Since 2007, we have switched entirely to organic farming and biodynamics. This is how I give freedom to nature, both in terms of the soil through ploughing and for my vines, which draw everything they need for their balance. This viticulture method gives full meaning to the expression of the terroirs that I express through our different wines.
A Harlequin-like terroir...
Bugey is a "patchwork of terroirs". Although all the soils are limestone, there are at least three main types, each enhanced by the right choice of grape variety, perfected by Human observation. First, there is the white marl clay soil of the Montagnieu wine area, the preferred soil for the Altesse (Roussette) and Mondeuse grape varieties. Next is the silica and limestone soil of the moraine hillside slopes, where Chardonnay excels. And finally come the clay and limestone mountain screes, where red grapes such as Pinot Noir express themselves best.