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Blanquette de Limoux
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Wine Specs
Varietal
90% Mauzac, 10% Chardonnay
Appellation
AOP Blanquette de Limoux
Alcohol %
12

Princess and Bear Private Label
Blanquette de Limoux

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Reserved for Winter Wine Club Collection

Aromas of kiwi fruit, green apple and apricots shining with acacia flowers, before a very clean, bright finish. Fine bubbles add a lovely, soft mouthfeel.

This cuvée is perfect as an aperitif with a terrine of foie gras and Granny Smith apple compote; goat cheese puff pastries; ham and cheese croissants; and green tapenade on crostini.

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Wine Specs
Varietal
90% Mauzac, 10% Chardonnay
Appellation
AOP Blanquette de Limoux
Alcohol %
12
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
The vineyards are in the Limoux region in the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains. Dry Atlantic winds dominate the climate, along with gentle Mediterranean breezes, ideal for the slow, late ripening of the Mauzac grapes. The vineyards are in organic conversion which takes three years, and practices sustainable agriculture using only organic fertilizer.
Production Notes
Blanquette is the traditional AOC of the Limoux region made using the native Mauzac grape. ''Le Mauzac'' grape has the particularity of forming a fine white down on its leaf, when the wind blows the vines give the impression of being white hence the name ‘Le Blanquette’. The wines of the domaine are excellent due to low controlled yields, selective manual harvesting, rapid transport of the grapes in perforated crates to avoid any oxidation before the wine making begins, and gentle pneumatic pressing of the grapes. All of this ensures a healthy harvest of quality grapes and the production of very pure, crisp sparkling wines. Following the “traditional” method, the first of two rounds of fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks with an integrated cooling system. Then the still wine is bottled with a small dosage of sugar and yeast to begin the second fermentation in the bottle. After patiently leaving the wines to rest in contact with the lees between 9 and 21 months, the deposit is brought to the neck, expelled by riddling and adding just a bit of expedition liqueur made from "still" wine to top off the bottle. The sparkling wine is ready to be corked with its final ‘fat’ cork, labeled and enjoyed. For each of these stages, the domaine makes it a point of honor that all stages, from pruning and harvest to final cork and capsule, are carried out within the domaine. Nothing is subcontracted to ensure rigorous control of all phases of production. This is how we can offer a Crémant and a Blanquette de Limoux of such high quality.
Winemaker Notes
Our blanquette is made by a family owned estate in the wine region of Limoux, near the famous city of Carcassonne. The estate produces exclusively AOC sparkling wines recognized in France but also prized throughout Europe, the United States, Canada, Japan and Australia.
Food Pairing Notes
This cuvée is perfect as an aperitif with a terrine of foie gras and Granny Smith apple compote; goat cheese puff pastries; ham and cheese croissants; and green tapenade on crostini.
Other Notes
Ageability: Drink now or keep until 2026.