IGP Coteaux de l'Ain / Revermont
Revermont belongs to the southernmost part of the French Jura in the East of the plain of Bresse which it dominates from 150 to 400 m. Composed East to West with several anticlinal and synclinal structures oriented North-South, the territory offers a ground (formed secondary) conducive to vine and in particular to Jura grape varieties. The hillsides, next to the limestone plateau and sometimes quite rough, have fairly complex soils mingling marl, clays and Triassic limestone scree.
Developed since the fifteenth century, the vineyards occupied most of the slopes and represented the main agricultural activity. Some wines were particularly appreciated and white wines Roissiat, for example, had a great reputation. At the end of the nineteenth century, the consequences of the phylloxera crisis, and the arrival of wines from the South by train, have struck a fatal blow to the vineyard. The First World War and the successive rural exodus completed the virtual disappearance of the vineyards of Revermont.
Today, the efforts of winemakers concerns the renewal of the vineyards and their grape varieties, in order to find the typicality and quality of these excellent wines "taste of Jura" which establish the appellation's the reputation.