Tesco Finest 1531 Blanquette De Limoux 75Cl

Tesco Finest 1531 Blanquette De Limoux 75Cl
£ 9.00
£9.00/75cl
  • Suitable for vegans
  • Suitable for vegetarians
  • 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.

Preparation and Usage

  • Ideal as an aperitif or serve with seafood.

Number of uses

Bottle contains 6 glasses

Warnings

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

Recycling info

Bottle. Glass - Widely Recycled

Name and address

  • Produced and bottled by:
  • VSA,
  • 11300 Limoux,
  • France.

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.
  • Tesco Ireland Ltd.,
  • Gresham House,
  • Marine Road,
  • Dun Laoghaire,
  • Co. Dublin.

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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61 Reviews

Average of 4.6 stars

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Sophistication (and Club Points Too!)

5 stars

A delightful wine, well presented and sure to delight eager Wino's, novice or hardcore enthusiasts alike. The Bubbles delight and grace the glass, as served and create an almost "Feel Good Factor". This Wine works! It doesnt get better than this and after the 3rd Bottle you will quickly realise that this offering from Tesco was excellent value. Its just a great shame that, at 75cl, I can only manage to squeeze out 3 glasses. Never-mind; open another bottle or order another case to keep the momentum going. There's really no need to look further than this one!

sophisticated and refreshing

5 stars

Originally I bought Blanquette de Limoux out of nostalgia, as I used to live not far from Limoux, but it is worth buying for its qualities, and I think a good Blanquette outclasses a poor Champagne every time. Made by the méthode champenoise, predominantly from the Mauzac ("blanquette") grape, with a small amount of Chardonnay and Chenin blanc, it is crisp, dry, fruity and refreshing - far more so that pure Chardonnay fizzes in my opinion, which can be a little flabby if not well made. Drink it as celebration or apéritif, but don't waste it on parties where people are just going to glug. Don't waste it, as it is delicious.

This wine is great for all occasions.

5 stars

I have bought this wine lots of times and it never disappoints.It's great on it's own or with food. Always a hit at parties.

champagne

5 stars

Amazingly tasty,quoffable Champagne at an affordable price. Well done Tesco

Blanquette de Limoux

4 stars

A fine wine of good value it has been my favourite for a number of years and I find the wine has excellent consistancy

This Wine is Great

5 stars

Bought this wine with a view to give as present for my family opened one of the bottles to see if the taste was as good as the bottle said that was it the taste was absolutely gorgeous and the persons that got the bottles were also interested in buying it so that I have told them that they can order it for themselves at Tesco wine direct.

Delux!

4 stars

Love the bottle and the taste of this great bubbly! Lovely with fish or seafood

Excellent alternative to Champagne

5 stars

The monks knew what they were doing and this product in my opinion, rivals most champagnes. Crystal clear flavours of toasted brioche, bright, light and a pleasure to drink at any time. Value for money ever though tesco increased the price after the brilliant review on Saturday Kitchen!

Very well received.

5 stars

I am not a wine drinker but my sister is. She loves champagne, prosecco and cava. I took her a bottle of this this morning as part of a birthday gift. I have just received a text from her saying how very very good this wine is. Her friend is sharing the bottle and completely agrees. I think they will be buying this in future.

Gorgeous!

5 stars

I received this as a Christmas present last year and have been searching for it again since. When will you have this back in stock, Tesco?

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