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Yves Duport - Altesse de Montagnieu - Bugey, France



Yves farms 10 ha of vines biodynamically with great success in the Bugey, a tiny appellation of only 500 ha. He makes elegant, precise and controlled wines from Pinot, Mondeuse, Altesse (Rousette) and Chardonnay. Across all of Yves cuvees you have finesse and balance, his wine all showing great quality for price. The geology of Bugey is similar to its neighbour, Savoie – fragmented parcels of vines planted in steep slopes above the valley floor. The sedimentary soils date back to a time when dinosaurs roamed and the climate was tropical.

The Altesse is refined and aromatic, but unlike some Rousette from the region the acidity is not too high and the wine not too lean. It is rich and robust, coming from 25 year old vines in a semi-continental climate that sees very sunny summers. Montagnieu is a steep hill cru in Bugey, and Yves's vineyard is quite high up, experiencing colder nights. The minerality comes from the presence of Kimmeridgian chalk in the soil.

Tasting notes : Grapefruit, peach, honey. Dry with fresh acidity matched by a luscious mouthfeel.

Food pairing : The perfect wine to bring back for raclette or fondue !

Yves Duport - Altesse de Montagnieu - Bugey, France

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