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Key facts

Country
France
Region
Languedoc-Roussillon
Grape
Chardonnay
Chenin Blanc
Mauzac
Vintage
2013
Producer
Sieur d'Arques
Winemaker
Gilles Tremeges
Stopper
Natural Cork
ABV
12

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Label for Tesco finest* 1531 Blanquette de Limoux 75cl

Product Details

Awards

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

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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 2013 vintage, Jane MacQuitty said: "Blanquette bubbly was first made by Benedictine monks in 1531, hence its "oldest brut in the world" claim. Limoux's chalky soil and unusual trio of grapes, mostly mauzac but with a dash of each of chenin and chardonnay, explain why this jolly, floral, grapey fizz has so much fruity party oomph."

Jane MacQuitty - Weekend, The Times 05/12/2015

Of the 2013 vintage, Anthony Rose said: "My own best value fizzes include Tesco's creamy, dry finest* Blanquette de Limoux 1531..."

Anthony Rose - The Independent Magazine 05/12/2015

Of the 2013 vintage, Matthew Jukes said: “Apparently, this wine is made at the oldest sparkling wine property in the world, and that’s why it says the 1531 date on the label. The Monks of the Abbey of Saint-Hilaire knew a thing or two about bubbles and they even eclipsed the Champenois! Made from Mauzac, Chardonnay (which even sees a little French oak treatment for complexity) and Chenin Blanc this is a fabulously classy fizz with a long, taut palate and a very impressive floral nose.”

Matthew Jukes - The Daily Mail 11/12/2015

Background

History

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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