Tesco Finest 1531 Blanquette De Limoux 75Cl
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Blanquette de Limoux. Product of France. Appellation Limoux Protégée.
- Contains: Sulphites
Complex aromas of peaches, green apples and toasted brioche. Fresh fruity flavour with fine persistant bubbles.
|Region of Origin||Languedoc-Roussillon|
|Type of Closure||Natural|
|Wine Maker||Gilles Tremeges|
|Taste Category||2 - Fresh and fruity|
Blanquette is predominantly made from the local grape variety Mauzac blended with Chardonnay and Chenin. The grapes are all hand harvested, only the first top quality pressing is used in this blend. The second fermentation takes place slowly in the bottle then the wine is aged for a minimum of 18 months producing a very aromatic wine.
In 1531, the Benedictine monks from the Abbey of Saint-Hilaire were producing a still wine made with Mauzac, the local grape variety, and discovered the 2nd fermentation in bottle and the Blanquette de Limoux, the oldest sparkling wine in the world, was born. Mauzac, the main grape variety of Blanquette is specific to the Limoux area, locally it is known as “Blanquette”, due to a fine white down which forms on its leaves. In the local dialect Langue d'Oc Blanquette means white.
The Limoux Vineyard, has a unique micro-climate, which covers 2000 hectares, its located in the South of France in the Pyrenean foothills 20 km from Carcassonne and its famous medieval castle. Extremely strict terroir based selection; state-of-the-art vinification techniques have made Limoux wines one of the most renowned AOC wines in the world.
To enjoy this wine at its best, drink within 1 year of purchase.
Alcohol Unit Other Text:
9 UK units per bottle
1.5 UK units per 125ml glass
Know Your Limits
UK Chief Medical Officers recommend adults do not regularly exceed:
Men: 3-4 units daily
Women: 2-3 units daily
- Horizontally in a cool, dark place. To enjoy this wine at its best drink
- within one year of purchase. Once open drink within 2 hours.
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Sparkling wines are naturally hight pressured. When removing the wire and
stoppers always point the bottle away from yourself and others. Do not store at
high temperatures or shake the bottle before opening.
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