Type: Bubbly Sweet Winery: Patrick Bottex
Region: All > France > Savoie > Bugey > Bugey Cerdon

Patrick Bottex Bugey-Cerdon 'La Cueille' NV

Each : $18.95
Case: $227.40 
Patrick Bottex Bugey-Cerdon 'La Cueille' NV

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RP: 90
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Item Number: 11218
Robert Parker 90
"This cuvee may qualify as the 'wine bargain of the year.' A Champagne-like sparkling rose from the largely forgotten area of Bugey (which only received appellation status in 2009), this low alcohol (8%) offering is made from 90% Gamay and 10% Poulsard (an indigenous grape of the region)."

"An unmatchable conglomeration of red and black fruits soars from the glass and floods the palate along with a fine mousse, and a lip-smacking hint of salt and citrus zest in the finish. Keep some on hand in the fridge for enjoying anytime the mood strikes..."
~David Schildknecht

"In La Cueille, one of seven high-altitude hamlets surrounding the historic medieval town of Ponsin, Patrick and Catherine Bottex are farming the limestone slopes above the Ain River. They have been working five hectares of land since 1991 and produce only a small quantity of their beautiful, intriguing sparkling wine. As a former part of the Duchy of Burgundy, it stands to reason that several Burgundian grape varietals have found a home herenot the least of which is Gamay. The Bottexs blend consists of ninety percent Gamay and ten percent of the native Poulsard. They bottle this low-alcohol wine using the methode ancestrale, a rare technique that experts believe predates the methode champenoise. The wine first goes through a primary fermentation in cuve, but is then bottled before all of the residual sugar has converted to alcohol. After going through a secondary fermentation in the bottle for at least two months, the wine is ready Champagnes dosage is not permitted! The resulting wine is delightfully refreshing with bright fruit, a beautiful rose hue, and a touch of sweetness.

Kermit had never heard of Bugey until Marcel Lapierre uncorked a beauty at one of his after-tasting parties. His best memory of drinking it, however, was from an ice chest at a hamburger barbecue on a beach in Hawaii. From Bugey to Waimanolo!" ~Kermit Lynch Wine Merchants

Customer Reviews

- Empire Wine Staff
4/5 stars
Perfect Spring Wine - Nothing says spring like a glass of this sparkling Gamay. This off dry bubbly with a slightly tart cherry flavor has you going for another sip immediately. Strawberry, cherry and other dark fruits mix together with a slight creaminess that can compliment any light appetizer, preferably enjoyed out on the deck. This will undoubtedly change the minds of anyone who has been hesitant about sparkling Rose and reassure those who know they do nothing but enhance a beautiful day.
5/5 stars
Patrick Bottex Bugey-Cerdon 'La Cueille' NV - Superb to Pair With Dessert - We experienced this superb sparkling wine with dessert at Le Bernardin in NYC as one of eight outstanding wines paired and served with Chef Eric Ripert's Tasting Menu. We thoroughly enjoyed it and ordered a case at an amazing price of $18.93 per bottle from Empire Wine. This beautiful end to a 3 Star Michelin Dinner was paired with Grapefruit Sorbet, Blood Orange-Quince Granite. Cameron, the Sommelier who guided us through the wines, gave a unique perspective on this superb wine. We will be serving this at Thanksgiving this year with dessert and loving every glass!
Posted by  on 11/2/17  [Verified]
5/5 stars
Delicious!!! Crisp light and a touch sweet - Wonderful wine. Had it at La Bernadine as one of their wine paired with an entree. It was perfect and delicious.
Posted by  on 5/18/17  [Verified]
5/5 stars
Great
Posted by  on 4/27/17  [Verified]
5/5 stars
Refreshing and superb! - Great wine, great bargain in my opinion!
Posted by  on 4/26/17  [Verified]
5/5 stars
Posted by Anonymous on 4/3/17  [Verified]
5/5 stars
Posted by Anonymous on 4/3/17  [Verified]
5/5 stars
Posted by Anonymous on 3/30/17  [Verified]
5/5 stars
Easy to drink. ~Very~ easy to drink.... - You don't have to pretend to like this stuff. Only the snobbiest of wine and champagne drinkers would be offended by something so simply pleasurable to drink as this is. My only problem is that I have to get from afar. If they sold it locally, I'd serve even more of it.
Posted by  on 3/1/17  [Verified]
5/5 stars
Patrick Bottex Bugey Cerdon 'La Cuille' - Everyone who was not a fan of champagne.....thoroughly enjoyed the Bugey Cerdon and held their glass out for a refill.
Posted by  on 2/16/17  [Verified]
5/5 stars
love it
Posted by  on 5/16/15  [Verified]
5/5 stars
Love this wine. Great summer drinking
Posted by  on 5/8/15  [Verified]
4/5 stars
Quite delightful wine - I cannot write a better review of this wine than the one written by Mike (4/13/2014) with which I completely agree.
Posted by  on 4/29/14  [Verified]
2/5 stars
Disappointing Sparkling Wine - I found this wine to be disappointing based on it's rating. While I thought this would be similar to a champagne style of wine (such as a cremant from Alsace) instead I found it a bit flat sparkly but not the depth of flavor I was hoping for.
Posted by  on 11/28/17  [Verified]

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Bottles per case: 12

Type: Bubbly Sweet

Winery: Patrick Bottex

Region: France >  Savoie

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