Les Grangeons De l'Albarine Combernand Aligote 2014
An engineer by training, Luc Bauer has set out to breathe new life into his little corner of the Bugey, the Côteau d'Argis in the Albarine Valley. Back in 1900, there were over 100 hectars of vines in this part of the Albarine Valley. Today, it’s less than 2 ha. Since 2014, Luc has been acquiring small parcels of vines which he works biodynamically, as well as an old barn, known locally as a Grangeons, which he is renovating into winemaking cellar. In 2015, he was able to quit his day job and focus full time on his wine projects. But 2016 didn’t turn out quite as planned. Terrible weather and even worse heath resulted in no wine to sell and a long stint in hospital. But 2017 was a year of recovery and with any luck, we’ll have more of Luc’s wines to sell soon. In the meantime, for those who want a little Bugey in our lives, we'll have to make due with the last bits of what we have on hand.
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