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|Blend:||70% Molette, 30% Altesse|
|Producer:||Lambert de Seyssel|
|Winemaker:||Gérard Lambert, Olivier Varichon|
|Aging:||A liqueur de tirage is added to launch the second (sparkling) fermentation and the bottles are stocked sur latte for two years|
The “Royal Seyssel” label, launched in 1901 by the Varichon and Clerc families, was considered the best sparkling Seyssel on the market. But when the operation was purchased in the 1990s by a Burgundian négociant, quality suffered, and in 2007 the owners closed the winery. Dismayed to see what their great local wine had come to, Gérard and Catherine Lambert teamed up with Olivier Varichon to buy back the Royal Seyssel label and recreate the wine that was once so renowned. The wines of Seyssel indulge in the same traditional methods used for Champagne, and take it a step further by aging for at least three years before disgorgement.
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