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.

Information

Ingredients

INGREDIENTS: Potassium Metabisulphite

Allergy Information

  • Contains sulphites.Contains Sulphites.

Tasting Notes

  • 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.

Region of Origin

Languedoc-Roussillon

Wine Colour

White

Alcohol Units

9.4

ABV

12.5% vol

Current Vintage

2016

Producer

Sieur d'Arques

Type of Closure

Natural Cork

Wine Maker

Viviane Gianesini

Country

France

Alcohol Type

Wine

Taste Category

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 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.

Storage Type

Ambient

Storage Instructions

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

Alcohol Unit Other Text

Wine Effervescence

  • Sparkling

Storage

Store in a cool, dark place. To enjoy this wine at its best, drink within one year of purchase., Once open, drink within two days.

Produce of

France

Number of uses

6

Warnings

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

Name and address

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

Net Contents

75cl

Nutrition

Typical Values100ml containsEach glass (125ml) contains
Energy302kJ / 73kcal377kJ / 91kcal
Alcohol9.7g12.1g
*Reference intake of an average adult (8400 kJ / 2000 kcal)--

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