Based in the bucolic, flower-strewn village of Vongnes, the Caveau and its surrounding environs are a big tourist destination; 80% of the co-op’s wine is sold locally, so to see any of it in this market, and at this price, is remarkable. In the glass, it’s a bright garnet red moving to pink and magenta at the rim, with fresh and lively aromas of wild blackberries, bing cherry, raspberries, lilacs, forest floor, and crushed stones. Texturally, it is slightly more softly contoured than Burgundy reds (it’s more reminiscent of Jura on the palate), with beautiful freshness that drives the long and floral finish. It is delicious to drink now after about 30 minutes of air in a decanter, but it will also improve over the short term if you decide to lay some down and revisit periodically. Serve it at 55-60 degrees in Burgundy stems and pair it with something with some Alpine flair; like a Tartiflette. It’s the next best thing to being there
Le Caveau Bugiste | ‘Cuvée des Rocailles ,’ Manicle, Bugey AOC, France 2016
Fresh and lively mountain red w/ beautiful freshness and a long floral finish. Berries and forest floor! Closer in style to Jura than Burgundy.
- Vintage-year: 2016
- Region: Bugey
- Country: France
- Grape-variety: 100% Pinot Noir
- Color: Red
- Size: 750ml
- Price-range: $10-25
- Sub-region: Manicle
|Dimensions||4.75 × 4.75 × 16 in|
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