Patrick Charlin

WHO WE ARE

Patrick Charlin has been one of the great champions  of the Altesse grape as well as the undisputed master of the Roussette de Bugey made from Altesse in the Montagnieu cru of Bugey.  To the great loss of the wine world, Patrick has decided to retire and the 2017 vintage will be the last one made.

 

The Altesse vines of Domaine Charlin were planted in 1975 in the village of Montagnieu in the southwest part of Bugey, a tiny wine region lying to the south of the Jura and to the west of Savoie.  Overlooking the Rhône river , with a south, southwest exposition, the vineyard is planted on a steep slope of deep clay,  rich in oolitic limestone. The soil retains water well and is thus ideal for  Altesse, which thrives on humidity. Patrick farms his vines organically but has not sought certification.

 

Whole cluster Altesse grapes are fermented in stainless steel and cement tanks  starting at a low temperature of 12° C.  Charlin has carefully avoided malolactic fermentation and any racking. The wines are aged in a combination of neutral oak barrels (*20%) and tank (80%)

 

AT A GLANCE

  •  COUNTRY
  •  France
  •  REGION
  •  Savoie
  •  APPELLATION(S)
  •  Roussette du Bugey Montagnieu
  •  WINEMAKER
  •  Patrick Charlin
  •  FOUNDED
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  • VINEYARD AREA
  • 6 Hectares
  •  FARMING
  •  Organic
  •  WEBSITE
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VERITAS PORTFOLIO

Roussette du Bugey Montagnieu – Altesse

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