Tesco Finest 1531 Blanquette De Limoux 75Cl

Tesco Finest 1531 Blanquette De Limoux 75Cl
£ 9.50
£9.50/75cl
  • Suitable for vegans
  • Energy380kJ 92kcal
    5%
  • Fat0g
    0%
  • Sugars1.0g
    1%
  • Salt<0.01g
    0%

of the reference intake*
Typical values per 100g: Energy 304kJ / 73kcal

Product Description

  • BLANQUETTE DE LIMOUX. PRODUCE OF FRANCE. APPELLATION D'ORIGINE CONTRÔLÉE
  • The oldest sparkling wine, Blanquette de Limoux was first created by Benedictine monks. The best Mauzac, Chardonnay and Chenin grapes are blended and aged in bottle for 12 months to produce complex flavours of peach, green apples and a toasted brioche finish. Ideal as an aperitif or serve with seafood.
  • The oldest sparkling wine, Blanquette de Limoux was first created by Benedictine monks. The best Mauzac, Chardonnay and Chenin grapes are blended and aged in bottle for 12 months to produce complex flavours of peach, green apples and a toasted brioche finish. Ideal as an aperitif or serve with seafood.
  • Wine of France
  • Fresh & fruity
  • Suitable for vegans
  • Pack size: 75CL

Information

Allergy Information

  • Contains sulphites.

Tasting Notes

  • Complex flavours of peach, green apples and a toasted brioche finish.

Region of Origin

Languedoc-Roussillon

Wine Colour

White

Alcohol Units

9.4

ABV

12.5% vol

Producer

Sieur d'Arques

Type of Closure

Natural Cork

Wine Maker

Viviane Gianesini

Country

France

Alcohol Type

Wine

Grape Variety

Mauzac, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc

Vinification Details

  • ­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 12 months producing a very aromatic wine.

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.

Regional Information

  • The Limoux Vineyard, has a unique micro­climate, 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.

Storage Type

Ambient

Storage Instructions

  • This wine is ideal for drinking now but can be kept for up to 1 year

Wine Effervescence

  • Sparkling

Storage

Store in a cool, dark place.

Produce of

Produce of France

Preparation and Usage

  • Ideal as an aperitif or serve with seafood.

Number of uses

6 Servings

Warnings

  • DO NOT STORE AT HIGH TEMPERATURES OR SHAKE THE BOTTLE BEFORE OPENING.Open with care.

Recycling info

Bottle. Glass - Widely Recycled

Importer address

  • Tesco Stores Ltd.,
  • Welwyn Garden City,
  • AL7 1GA,
  • U.K.
  • Tesco Ireland Ltd.,
  • Gresham House,

Return to

  • Tesco Stores Ltd.,
  • Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA,
  • U.K

Lower age limit

18 Years

Net Contents

75cl

Nutrition

Typical Values100ml containsA serving contains
Energy304kJ / 73kcal380kJ / 92kcal
* Reference intake of an average adult (8400 kJ / 2000 kcal)--

Safety information

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DO NOT STORE AT HIGH TEMPERATURES OR SHAKE THE BOTTLE BEFORE OPENING.Open with care.

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65 Reviews

Average of 4.6 stars

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Favourite Fizz

5 stars

Absolutely love this fizz. Personally I prefer it to Prosecco or Champagne. It has lovely brioche and peach flavours and is great when enjoyed in the sunshine. I always bring this to bbq's and people love it.

Love it!

5 stars

Absolutely my favourite fizz. I love Blanquette ever since I first tasted it in Limoux in the 80’s. It is hard to find over here and expensive. This is one of the best I have tasted and at a very good price. As good as champagne IMO. Dry, crisp and fruity, good on its own or with food. More body than prosecco and much more bang for your bucks. Try it! Please keep stocking it Tesco!

Marvellous.

5 stars

This has become our favorite wine. Subtle flavours, pleasing aftertaste. Not in every store and seems to go quickly so grab it as soon as you see it. Why am I telling you this? We usually buy every bottle on the shelf, but I guess we need to share quality and spread the joy.

We drank the 2016 we bought earlier this year, Wit

4 stars

We drank the 2016 we bought earlier this year, Witt our Sunday afternoon tea and it tasted like champagne - lasting mousse and yeasty aroma followed by zesty elegance on the palate and shirty apricot aftertaste but what do you expect from this genre? We think it it is such good value and adds a zing to a weekly treat.

Much better than Prosecco!

5 stars

I love this Limoux. It's dry and crisp and far better than more expensive Proseccos I have tried. It's from a French wine region that has been making sparkling wine since before Champagne was invented, so let's just say they know what they are doing! I always stock up when it's on offer and it makes a great fizz for celebrations and gifts.

My go to fizz

5 stars

Great wine at a very good price, this is my day to day sparkling wine, as good as a champagne of twice the price. Great complexity and flavour.

Delicious

5 stars

This was absolutely delicious, small bubbles and very smooth.

Far better than Prosecco

5 stars

Lovely wine. Crisp dry bubbly, far better than Prosecco. Even better when on offer. And the Cremant De Limoux Rose is also very good as well

One of the best, instead of champagne!

5 stars

Delicious!

Tesco's best kept secret

5 stars

Review from tesco.com

Excellent and 13%. I buy it online by the case (or 3) Good to buy it online else sometimes the stores run out of stock.

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