Franck Peillot - Vin du Bugey 'Mondeuse' 2015
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100% Mondeuse. Franck loves this rustic local grape and has vines averaging about 30 years, but including one hectare of 60-year old vines and a few vines up to 100 years old. Like all Peillot wines, the fruit is hand-harvested, fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged in stainless steel and enamelled concrete tanks. Grape-y fruit character and a dense, dark color, with a peppery spice, a slightly wild, gamey note and a tannic bite on the finish.
Annual Production: N/A
Blend: 100% Mondeuse
Terroir: Limestone scree
Winemaking: 12-15 day masceration, aged in foudre for one year before bottling
Drinking Window: 2016-2028
There are about 15 vignerons working on the terroir of Montagnieu, Franck Peillot himself is the 5th generation to take the reins of this small family property. At the beginning, he and his father had only Altesse (also known as the Roussette de Savoie) and Mondeuse on their 1,5 hectares of vineyards. These two varieties, the first being white, the latter red, are emblematic of the region, and are hardly found anywhere else.
When Franck Peillot began to work in the family vineyards, he began to plant additional varieties, first Chardonnay then Pinot Noir. Today, the vineyard surface of his estate is 6 hectares, with roughly 2 hectares of Altesse, 2 hectares of Mondeuse, 1 hectare of Chardonnay and 1 hectare of Pinot Noir.