Domaine d'Ici La Montagnieu Brut Nature 2019 Bugey
Based in Bugey in eastern France, this domaine is a recent creation, with the first vintage in 2018. However the vines are much older, being inherited from an existing grower who had always farmed them with low intervention practices and no chemicals. This traditional method sparkler is a blend of chardonnay, altesse (aka roussette) and a little bit of mondeuse, given 18 months on lees to add a little richness to what is fundamentally a pristinely alpine wine. Pure, detailed apple fruit and a wonderfully steely, bone dry palate make this as invigorating as drinking from an icy mountain stream.