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WTN: N.V. Renardat-Fâche Vin du Bugey-Cerdon Méthode Ancestrale

by Howard » Fri May 26, 2006 11:44 pm

  • N.V. Renardat-Fâche Vin du Bugey-Cerdon Méthode Ancestrale - France, Savoie, Vin du Bugey-Cerdon (5/26/2006)
    Gorgeous blood orange red, terrific strawberry nose, not quite as frothy as last year's. It doesn't taste as sweet either. Crunchy green Granny smith apples, strawberries and a touch of raspberries on the palate. The well integrated acidity and generous finish complete the package. This case will probably not last the summer.

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Re: TN: N.V. Renardat-Fâche Vin du Bugey-Cerdon Méthode Ancestrale

by Bill Buitenhuys » Sat May 27, 2006 12:23 pm

Thanks Howard. Sounds like another yummy batch this year.
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Re: TN: N.V. Renardat-Fâche Vin du Bugey-Cerdon Méthode Ancestrale

by David M. Bueker » Sat May 27, 2006 12:48 pm

Is there now a disgorgement date or some other means to recognize which batch one is buying? While I love drinking this stuff, it fades pretty fast, so freshness is critical.
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Re: TN: N.V. Renardat-Fâche Vin du Bugey-Cerdon Méthode Ancestrale

by Marc D » Sat May 27, 2006 1:49 pm

I've never seen a disgorgement date or anything on the bottle. It is never a problem as the wine never seems to last very long on the store shelves, at least around here.

I really like the Ocean spray cranapple note in the latest batch of this.
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Re: TN: N.V. Renardat-Fâche Vin du Bugey-Cerdon Méthode Ancestrale

by Bill Buitenhuys » Sat May 27, 2006 2:14 pm

I havent found a date either but there is a Lot number on each bottle. That number may vary from year to year. If I remember correctly, its a light marking, almost like a water mark that you have to hold at the right angle to a light to see.
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Re: TN: N.V. Renardat-Fâche Vin du Bugey-Cerdon Méthode Ancestrale

by Jenise » Sat May 27, 2006 2:42 pm

Bill Buitenhuys wrote:I havent found a date either but there is a Lot number on each bottle. That number may vary from year to year. If I remember correctly, its a light marking, almost like a water mark that you have to hold at the right angle to a light to see.


I found it! I just bought the last five bottles at a local shop a few days ago. It's on the front label, just to the left of the words "sparkling wine" underneath the producer name. I would call it 'embossed'--it's pressed into the paper. Mine, FWIW, are L052.
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Re: TN: N.V. Renardat-Fâche Vin du Bugey-Cerdon Méthode Ancestrale

by Howard » Sat May 27, 2006 4:28 pm

Got it. Mine says " L053." I think the label is a little different than last year's too. Didn't last year's say "Vin du Bugey-Cerdon?" This one just says," Bugey Cerdon"
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Re: TN: N.V. Renardat-Fâche Vin du Bugey-Cerdon Méthode Ancestrale

by Howard » Sat May 27, 2006 4:30 pm

Did I say "summer?" I meant spring. :?
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Re: TN: N.V. Renardat-Fâche Vin du Bugey-Cerdon Méthode Ancestrale

by Marc D » Sat May 27, 2006 7:01 pm

I found it, had to tale my glasses off to see it though. L053 on these also.

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Re: TN: N.V. Renardat-Fâche Vin du Bugey-Cerdon Méthode Ancestrale

by Jenise » Sat May 27, 2006 7:10 pm

Marc, two different lots in the same town? Wouldn't have expected that. Now we just have to find out what's in each. And I wonder if 052 and 053 correspond to approximately the same blends as last year's 042 and 043, meaning the latter has more poulsard.
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Re: TN: N.V. Renardat-Fâche Vin du Bugey-Cerdon Méthode Ancestrale

by Bill Buitenhuys » Sat May 27, 2006 7:18 pm

Good find Jenise! They're pretty sneaky with that marking.
I'd love to try the two lots side by side.
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Re: TN: N.V. Renardat-Fâche Vin du Bugey-Cerdon Méthode Ancestrale

by Howard » Sat May 27, 2006 7:35 pm

Jenise,
What's poulsard?
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Re: TN: N.V. Renardat-Fâche Vin du Bugey-Cerdon Méthode Ancestrale

by Marc D » Sat May 27, 2006 7:43 pm

Jenise wrote:Marc, two different lots in the same town? Wouldn't have expected that. Now we just have to find out what's in each. And I wonder if 052 and 053 correspond to approximately the same blends as last year's 042 and 043, meaning the latter has more poulsard.


My first 4 bottles came from slough foods, and they are long gone. I never looked at them to see the embossed #. The rest were from food pavillion on fairhaven parkway, these have L053.

Howard, Poulsard is one of the blending grapes in the sparkling wine, with gamay. I think they grow it in the Jura as well as Savoie/Bugey.
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