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Chenin Blanc
Sieur d'Arques
Gilles Tremeges
Natural Cork

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Label for Tesco finest* 1531 Blanquette de Limoux 75cl

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Tasting Notes

An award-winning sparkler from the Languedoc region in southern France, this is fresh and crisp with crunchy green apple and toasty flavours.

Really good party wine as well as ready, willing and able to match seafood or antipasti.

Storage Instructions

To enjoy this wine at its best, drink within 1 year of purchase.

Extended product information

If you require further product information, including information about allergens in this wine,
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Enjoy Responsibly

Unit alcohol content as UK UNITS per bottle and 125ml glass
KNOW YOUR LIMITS - UK Chief Medical Officer recommends adults do not regularly exceed
MEN: 3-4 units daily WOMEN: 2-3 units daily No
For more information: drinkaware.co.uk

Expert Opinion

In the press...

Of the 2012 vintage, Matthew Jukes said: "This hails from the Abbey of Saint-Hilaire, the oldest sparkling wine-making property in the world, hence the 1531 date. Those monks knew all about divine refreshment, and today's version is heavenly!"

Matthew Jukes - Weekend, Daily Mail 06/06/2015

Of the 2012 vintage, David Williams said: "Limoux is a cooler part of the Languedoc in southern France, specialising in styles more familiar with regions further north. It does a particularly neat line in good value fizz, using the local mauzac variety to conjure up crisp, honeyed green apple flavours."

David Williams - The Observer Food Monthly Magazine 21/06/2015

Of the 2012 vintage, Hamish Anderson said: “Cheap Champagne mostly tastes, well, cheap. You are far better off buying high-quality sparkling wine made in the same way – look for terms such as ‘traditional method’. From a blend of local grapes and chardonnay, this is a nice balance of crisp orchard fruit and soft, creamy bubbles.”

Hamish Anderson - Daily Telegraph Magazine 15/08/2015

Of the 2012 vintage, Jane MacQuitty said: "Sweet apple-spiced, good, ordinary, sub-£10 French fizz, mostly mauzac, with chardonnay and chenin blanc."

Jane MacQuitty - The Times 22/08/2015



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.

Winemaking details

Gilles Tremeges

Regional info

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.

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