On the back label of our bottle of Domaine Lingot Martin Bugey-Cerdon is the great news that it has 8% alcohol by volume (ABV). We like low alcohol wines and can't wait to taste this one. It's supposed to be less dry than our usual choices, but we know that we have readers who like a fruitier wine, so why not include a few in our choices.
Here are a few images from the vineyard. You may find this wine with a different label than the one we have.
In a recent feature about this wine region, Eater wrote, "According to French law, this sparkler must be made by the méthode ancestrale, an old process for producing bubbly wine that predates that of the Champenoise. With low alcohol (around 8 percent), a hint of sweetness, and fresh minerality, this festive drink goes down incredibly (dangerously?) easy. There is no better wine with breakfast (think pastries!), and it makes a refreshing accompaniment to dessert. Even better—it won’t break the bank. Most bottles retail around $20."
Our bottle has a bright pink label but it does contain all the information you would need to find this wine or have your favorite shop order it for you.
Here's a wine tip from us. Turn the bottle around and get to know that back label. We always check the ABV when buying wine because we want to reward those who use restraint and produce lower alcohol wines by choosing their products.
When you like a wine and want to find it again, photograph the back label as well as the front. That back label will tell your wine merchant what importer to contact to buy it. We picked up ours at City Liquors, 620 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA. Price Range: $15 to $20.
We have featured wines from Bugey before and as you can see, even picked one for an April sip in the past.
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Words: Penny & Ed Cherubino
Photography: © 2017 Penny & Ed Cherubino