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Key facts

Country
France
Region
Languedoc-Roussillon
Grape
Chardonnay
Chenin Blanc
Mauzac
Vintage
2013
Producer
Sieur d'Arques
Winemaker
Viviane Gianesini
Stopper
Natural Cork
Special Diet
Vegetarian
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

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

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, Susy Atkins said: "Consistently good and a canny buy for celebratory parties. A southern french fizz blended from three grapes, it’s dry and fresh with rich hints of brioche and biscuit."

Susy Atkins - The Sunday Telegraph, Stella  27/11/2016

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

Viviane Gianesini

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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Tesco finest* 1531 Blanquette de Limoux 75cl4.6 out of 5 based on 53 user reviews.

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