Montagnieu VP

The fruit of a savoir-faire

Varietals

A blend of 80% of mature Montagnieu vintages and 20% of younger vintages.

Tasting Note

With this rare creation-obtained before blending and after four years of patience - I can offer a wine of outstanding quality that is a harmony of aromatic complexity, volume in the mouth and balance. A delicate effervescence sets off the filigree of bubble s a n d enhances this harmony.

Food and wine pairing

Aperitif, cocktail party, throughout the meal.

Soils

While the formation of the French Prealps and the Ice Age have created a very heterogeneous chaotic soil in the Bugey region, the Montagnieu soil on the other hand is very homogeneous. It is characterised by a very calcareous white clay soil full of ammonites and other fossilised sea molluscs. It is these geological characteristics and the symbiosis of the grape varieties described above that have made the reputation of Montagnieu's wines.

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Vinification

Previously called “méthode champenoise”, this method is used to produce a sparkling wine. The bubbles are formed during a secondary fermentation which takes place over at least 12 months which takes place over at least 12 months in the bottle without transfer (bottles on laths). This is followed by "remuage" (riddling) so the deposits fall onto the metal cap. In the final step, disgorging, these deposits are removed so the bottle can receive its cork and "muselet" (wire cap).

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