Cerdon de Bugey is a delicious pink demi-sec sparkling wine from the Bugey, found at the foot of the French Alps. It’s made from the local Gamay and Poulsard grapes and by the ‘ancestral method’. Pour a glass and marvel at the fabulous colour. Bursting with berries, this is an absolute, refreshing pleasure to drink. What a treat!
The grapes are picked by hand, pressed and fermented in cold vats until the alcohol reaches about 6 degrees. After a light filtration that leaves most of the active yeast in the unfinished wine, it is bottled and continues its fermentation in the bottle, reaching about 7.5 or 8 degrees of alcohol and retaining a fair quantity of its original sugar.