Project Description

Thierry Tissot

Bugey Blanc Brut Méthode Traditionnelle 2016

Thierry Tissot Bugey Blanc Brut
Thierry Tissot Bugey Blanc Brut

Thierry Tissot Bugey Blanc Brut Méthode Traditionnelle 2016

This méthode traditionelle sparkling wine is made with organically-farmed, estate altesse, chardonnay, jacquère, and aligoté. It is an ideal apéritif wine, with a distinctive alpine flavor profile and elegant balance. Céline and Thierry Tissot are demonstrating that top quality méthode traditionelle sparklers can be made in Bugey, transmitting a clear and unique Bugey identity. The Tissots have been pushing the envelope with the development of their traditional method sparkling wines with a long lees-aging regimen.

Vintage – 2016 saw a cool and wet spring, followed by a very hot and dry summer with a warm and dry end to the growing season. Conditions were above average, with harvest on September 19th. 

Vinification – The grapes are manually harvested in a firstpass before the harvest for the still wines. The alcoholic fermentation for the different grape varieties is done separately before blending for the spontaneous malolactic fermentation. All this is done at a low temperature in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. After bottling, the wine goes through its secondary fermentation and ages on the fine lees for 36 months. Finally, this méthode traditionnelle wine is given a dosage of 3g/L to allow the freshness and varietal character of the wine to shine.

  • Site: Vaux-en-Bugey

  • Grapes: 45% Altesse / 45% Chardonnay / 10% blend of of Jacquère and Aligoté

  • Vine Age: Altesse planted in 2001, Chardonnay planted in 1990, Jacquère and Aligoté planted in 1900

  • Soil: Clay calcareous

  • Vinification: Fermentation in stainless steel

  • Malolactic Fermentation: Spontaneous

  • Aging: 36 months on the lees sur lattes

  • Secondary Fermentation: Méthode traditionnelle

  • Dosage: 3g/L

  • Farming: Organic

  • Vegan: Yes

  • Suggested Retail: $25.00