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"La Cueille" Bugey-Cerdon Sparkling Gamay Poulsard

9.1241 ratings
9.049 pro ratings
Cerdon, Bugey, Savoie, France
Gamay, Poulsard
Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

It's sunny and just over 30°F today, so fire in the chimnea time! First flames of 2019.

One of our favorite new (2009) AOC's in France, this is 80% Gamay & 20% Poulsard, but the epitome of 100% sparkling strawberry juice! So GD delicious!

One thing to note, last bottle is always the best, we're out of stock now, but don't hold these too long. We've seen bottle variation, likely best to track lot codes on the bottles and make sure your buying a newer version than the last, since we're talking about an NV product.

It's sunny and just over 30°F today, so fire in the chimnea time! First flames of 2019.

One of our favorite new (2009) AOC's in France, this is 80% Gamay & 20% Poulsard, but the epitome of 100% sparkling strawberry juice! So GD delicious!

One thing to note, last bottle is always the best, we're out of stock now, but don't hold these too long. We've seen bottle variation, likely best to track lot codes on the bottles and make sure your buying a newer version than the last, since we're talking about an NV product.

Feb 10th, 2019
Severn Goodwin

Thanksgiving 2018 🦃

Thanksgiving 2018 🦃

Nov 22nd, 2018
Severn Goodwin

Just concluded our annual Fall seclusion into the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again.

Prior notes still apply.

Just concluded our annual Fall seclusion into the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again.

Prior notes still apply.

Sep 30th, 2018
Lee Pitofsky

Refreshing sparkling wine, black raspberry, citrus, a hint of sea salt on the finish

Refreshing sparkling wine, black raspberry, citrus, a hint of sea salt on the finish

Sep 28th, 2018
Severn Goodwin

On the Lawn at Tanglewood this evening with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Our guest conductor David Newman is leading a live-to-picture performance of Leonard Bernstein’s score for “West Side Story”, originally directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, and with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
For live-to-picture productions, the orchestra performs the entire movie score in real time as the film unspools. (Vocals, dialogue and effects are isolated from the original music track.) The BSO installed very fancy and large LED screens on the perimeter of the Shed facing the Lawn, amazing!

Sparkling strawberry juice! So fun, love this wine. Please see my prior notes.

On the Lawn at Tanglewood this evening with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Our guest conductor David Newman is leading a live-to-picture performance of Leonard Bernstein’s score for “West Side Story”, originally directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, and with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
For live-to-picture productions, the orchestra performs the entire movie score in real time as the film unspools. (Vocals, dialogue and effects are isolated from the original music track.) The BSO installed very fancy and large LED screens on the perimeter of the Shed facing the Lawn, amazing!

Sparkling strawberry juice! So fun, love this wine. Please see my prior notes.

Jul 28th, 2018
Kyle Groombridge

Fun ultra-nerdy semi sweet sparkling wine from just west of Savoie. Ancestral method bubbles; meaning they bottle before fermentation is complete. Fermentation finishes in bottle, naturally stopping after a couple of months. No dosage, but natural sweetness from the unfinished fermentation. I agree with a couple of others who said this drinks like a sparkling Kool-Aid.. raspberry/strawberry punch with a streak of minerality. Some mustiness on the nose. Crack this bad boy open whilst grilling burgers poolside for optimal enjoyment.

Fun ultra-nerdy semi sweet sparkling wine from just west of Savoie. Ancestral method bubbles; meaning they bottle before fermentation is complete. Fermentation finishes in bottle, naturally stopping after a couple of months. No dosage, but natural sweetness from the unfinished fermentation. I agree with a couple of others who said this drinks like a sparkling Kool-Aid.. raspberry/strawberry punch with a streak of minerality. Some mustiness on the nose. Crack this bad boy open whilst grilling burgers poolside for optimal enjoyment.

Jun 21st, 2018
Severn Goodwin

80% Gamay & 20% Poulsard; Damn how I love this wine, so fun, Party on Wayne!

80% Gamay & 20% Poulsard; Damn how I love this wine, so fun, Party on Wayne!

Apr 21st, 2018
Bella McDowell

72 and ☀️

72 and ☀️

Apr 14th, 2018
Lenn Thompson

Publisher NewYorkCorkReport

9.1

Pairs perfectly with my obnoxious kids and Easter yard work.

Pairs perfectly with my obnoxious kids and Easter yard work.

5 people found it helpfulApr 5th, 2015
Christopher Stadler

Super geeky sparkling gamay from a cru of bugey. Star of the day! Bright, tart berries, beautiful sugar/acid balance for a 8% wine. Bubbles were quite intense, more along the lines of a demi-sec. Can't wait to pour for Thanksgiving.

Super geeky sparkling gamay from a cru of bugey. Star of the day! Bright, tart berries, beautiful sugar/acid balance for a 8% wine. Bubbles were quite intense, more along the lines of a demi-sec. Can't wait to pour for Thanksgiving.

4 people found it helpfulAug 12th, 2015