The origins of Sparkling wine begin with the Benedictine Monks of the Abbey of Saint-Hilaire in the Southern foothills of Limoux which pre-dates Dom Pérignon’s “discovery” of Champagne by over 150 years. A Blanquette must be predominantly Mauzac to bare the designation Blanquette de Limoux. This particular wine is 90% *Mauzac, 5% Chenin, 5% Chardonnay.
Entirely handpicked in the morning, cooled and directly pressed and fermented separately in stainless steel. Lot selection of wines, blending and second fermentation in bottle for 15 months in temperature controlled cellars. Young and fresh wine expressing the typical richness and roundness of the Mauzac grape. Light yellow robe with green highlights. Green apple and white fruit nose. Round and well balanced on the palate.
* Mauzac: It is mainly grown in the Gaillac and Limoux regions in the southwest of France.