Louis Dressner Selections - Wine Importer
Domaine Franck Peillot in Montagnieu.
Franck Peillot. Photo by Alex Finberg.


The Bugey is small viticultural area whose fame doesn’t extend much farther than the city of Lyons, where its sparkling Cerdon and Montagnieu have long been staples in bistros.


This interview with Franck Peillot took place on a bus from Los Angeles and San Francisco in March 2011.


This visit with Franck Peillot took place in June, 2013.

Words by Jules Dressner, photos by Maya Pedersen and Jules Dressner.


A.O.C Bugey "Montagnieu Brut"
Soil: Jurassic limestone
Grapes: Altesse, Mondeuse, Chardonnay