Merune, 2019, Bugey

Merune, 2019, Bugey

Les Cortis

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Grapes: 95% Chardonnay, 5% Roussette
Region, Country
Bugey, Savoie
Soil: 
Limestone, marl and granitic bedrock
Harvest: 
By hand, organic & biodynamic
Winemaking: 
Co-macerated and co-fermented on ambient yeasts
Elevage: 
10 months in stainless on fine lees
Winemaker: 
Jérémy Decoster and his partner Isabelle Coiffier

This is a field blend of Chardonnay and Altesse (aka Roussette). Altesse is an indigenous varietal in Savoie. Bright and zippy but with substance. Chardonnay brings out body and roundedness, while Altesse brings out the minerality. This unique white has all the charm of vines grown on cool alpine meadows. Both varietals are pressed together and élevage is in neutral vats for about six months prior to bottling. Isabelle is an artist and all the labels are made from her paintings.