Producer wine
Les Cortis

COUNTRY :
France

REGION :
Bugey

PRODUCTION :

Founded in 2016 by Isabelle and Jérémy Decoster, Domaine des Cortis covers 6 hectares in Bugey, just outside the village of Belley, west of the Massif des Bauges, at the crossroads of the Jura, Savoie and Burgundy regions. The domain favors co-plantation, their vineyards teeming with the life of their soil to produce healthy grapes.

Cultivated according to biodynamic practices, chardonnay, altesse, gamay, mondeuse, pinot noir, chasselas and corbeau are grown in five clay-limestone parcels.  The duo relies on natural fermentations, so as to bear witness as sensitively as possible to the vintage. Simple vinification, with whole-cluster maceration, ageing in vats on fine lees, and above all, no inputs other than a tiny dose of sulfur at bottling when necessary.
The wines are clean with salt and tension, with ripeness in the whites for tension and minerality, and freshness in the reds.
Fifi Selects
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CUVÉES
Wine

“Brisure”

Region: Bugey
Grape: 50% Altesse, 50% Gamay Teinturier (red-fleshed Gamay)
Soil: clay, limestone
Farming: biodynamic practices
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press, a blend of 2021 and 2022.
Aging: in demi-muids
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal at racking

Wine

“Uzee”

Region: Bugey
Grape: 70% Gamay, 30% Mondeuse
Soil: clay
Farming: biodynamic practices
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: whole bunch, 2 weeks maceration
Aging: 10 months in demi-muids
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal at racking

Wine

“Obuscule”

Region: Bugey
Grape: 66% Gamay, 34% Chardonnay from the same plot
Soil: clay (Gamay), limestone (Chardonnay)
Farming: biodynamic practices
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: whole bunch, 2 week maceration
Aging: in tank
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal at racking

Wine

“Merune”

Region: Bugey
Grape: 80% Chardonnay, 20% Altesse
Soil: sand
Farming: biodynamic practices
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press
Aging: both grapes in fiberglass tank 9 months
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal at racking

Wine

“Naxide”

Region: Bugey
Grape: 60% Chardonnay, 40% Altesse
Soil: limestone, sand
Farming: biodynamic practices
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press
Aging: Chardonnay in fiberglass, Altesse in barrels both for 10 months
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal at racking