AOP BLANQUETTE DE LIMOUX
Blanquette de Limoux is considered to be the first sparkling white wine produced in France long before the Champagne region established its reputation. Issued from 5 centuries of tradition, the typical taste of the Blanquette de Limoux is due to the grape variety of Mauzac. Hints of honey from acacia trees can also be found in this well-structured sparkling white wine.
WINEMAKING & AGING
Appellation: AOP Blanquette de Limoux
Grape varieties: 90 % Mauzac – 10 % Chardonnay
Yield: 50 hl
Age of the vines: 20 years old
Terroir: The “Haute Vallée” Terroir is located south of Limoux, near the foothills of the Pyrenees. An altitude of 1000 feet helps cool the climate to preserve the freshness in the grapes. The soil is clay-limestone.
Winemaking notes: The grapes are hand harvested at perfect ripeness into 35 kg picking baskets. Pneumatic presses are used to gently squeeze the grapes. Spends about 18 months on lees.
Racy, marked by its terroir by a typical taste of a plant community, its maturity expresses itself with notes of honey from acacia trees. Well structured in mouth but staying unctuous. The finish is fresh and elegant with notes of mint.
Serving Suggestions: Enjoy at 43 – 47 °F as an appetizer or during a meal with grilled fish, or cheese and for dessert with an apple pie.
Drink within: 2 years