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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.
This wine is ideal for drinking now but can be kept for up to 1 year
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Susy Atkins - The Sunday Telegraph, Stella 27/11/2016
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."
Jilly Goolden - Daily Mail 17/12/2016
Of the 2013 vintage, Jilly Goolden said: ""A classic sparkling french wine with a great pedigree from Limoux - in the Languedoc province in the South of France - which claims to be the first sparkling wine ever produced in the 16th century by innovative monks. This has had a bit ageing - it’s at 2013. Good fizz becomes toastier and more mellow with ageing. It’s darker in colour and the smell is reminiscent of burnt paint. Funnily enough, this is appealing. The taste is creamy and mouth-coatingly smooth, nutty and full-bodied. Its individual and pretty nice. 7/10 "
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
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
£54.00 per case
Equivalent to £9.00 per bottle
54 Clubcard Points