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Bugey Cerdon Wine

Cerdon is one of three named vineyards in the Bugey appellation of the southern Jura mountains. In stark contrast to the light, alpine white wines that Bugey and Savoie are famous for, Bugey Cerdon wines are exclusively sparkling rosés made from the Gamay and Poulsard grape varieties. These floral, slightly sweet rosés have become one of the most famous wines made in this part of eastern France.

The coat of arms of Cerdon

The Cerdon cru covers the vineyards that surround the small village of Cerdon within the Ain administrative department. The village is located in an area of chaotic topography – a tight patchwork of rounded hills, ridges and narrow valleys in the southern Jura mountains. The vineyards here are divided between two key slopes: one immediately west of the village itself, the other a little way to the south.

These steep, southeast-facing slopes, with their sunny aspect and free-draining soils, are perfect for ripening the grapes. The vines not only enjoy prolonged exposure to the sunshine; their southeasterly slant means they receive the gentler morning rays rather than the harsher afternoon sun. This, in turn, allows the grapes to ripen at a more leisurely pace, which means they retain a certain acidity by harvest time, when their flavors are at their peak.

Bugey Cerdon wines are made in the methode ancestrale, which differs slightly from the methode traditionelle used in Champagne in that there is no second application of yeasts or sugars during production. This leaves the wines with a noticeable quantity of residual sugar and a distinctly grapey flavor. The technique is used in other sparkling wines around France, such as Blanquette de Limoux and Clairette de Die.

The Bugey appellation was promoted to AOC status in 2009 following 50 years as VDQS. The Cerdon cru, along with Manicle and Montagnieu, has been singled out as producing Bugey wines of particular quality and thus may append its name as part of the appellation title.

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We found 35 wines produced in this region.
Wine Name
Grape 
Popularity
Domaine Renardat-Fache Bugey Cerdon Rose, Savoie, France Gamay - Poulsard $20 5902
Patrick Bottex Bugey Cerdon La Cueille, Savoie, France Gamay - Poulsard $21 10321
Bernard Rondeau Bugey-Cerdon, Savoie, France Gamay - Poulsard $18 25698
Patrick Bottex Bugey Cerdon Rose, Savoie, France Gamay - Poulsard $21 32003
Philippe Balivet Bugey-Cerdon Methode Ancestrale, Savoie, France Gamay - Poulsard $23 47349
Caveau du Mont July Bugey Cerdon Methode Ancestrale Rose, Savoie, France Gamay - Poulsard $20 72278
Philippe Balivet Bugey-Cerdon Demi-Sec, Savoie, France Gamay - Poulsard $20 76629
Domaine du Clos de la Bierle Bugey Cerdon Rose, Savoie, France Gamay - Poulsard $13 128782
Domaine Lingot Martin Bugey Cerdon Methode Ancestrale Cuvee Selectionee Demi-Sec, Savoie, France Gamay - Poulsard $8 206282
Domaine Lingot Martin Bugey Cerdon Methode Ancestrale Cuvee Classique, Savoie, France Gamay $8 219774
Domaine Lingot Martin Bugey Cerdon Methode Ancestrale Cuvee Reservee Demi-Sec, Savoie, France Gamay $8 N/A
Domaine Lingot Martin Bugey Cerdon Methode Ancestrale Rose Sec, Savoie, France Gamay $8 N/A
Philippe Bottex Bugey Cerdon Demi-Sec, Savoie, France Gamay - Poulsard $20 N/A
... other assorted matches in alphabetical order ...
Balivet Bugey Cerdon Sparkling Rose France  
Bernard Rondeau Bugey Cerdon Demi Sec S A Rose  
Bugey Cerdon  
Bugey Cerdon Balivet Gamay Rose Loire France  
Bugey Cerdon Bulles Cremant Rose Jura France  
Bugey Cerdon Dom Alexis Bouvet  
Bugey Cerdon Dom Philip Balivet Methode Ancestral Rose Savoie France  
Bugey Cerdon La Cuille Methode Ancestral  
Bugey Cerdon Methode Ancestral Rose V D Q S Raphael Bartucci  
Bugey Cerdon Methode Ancestral Sekt Gunter  
Bugey Cerdon Petillant Raphael Bartucci Dom Savoie Rose  
Bugey Cerdon Rose France  
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