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Crémant de Limoux

Iconic dry French bubbly with aromatic green apple, kiwi fruit, gentle spice, acacia flowers, and a lovely effervescent character.

Crémant de Limoux, one of France’s oldest sparkling wines, hails from the cool, elevated foothills of the Pyrenees in the south of the country. This bubbly explodes with orchard and exotic fruit, florals, and hints of spice and toast making it ideal as an aperitif or served with light dishes.

Crémant is a style of sparkling wine that’s made all over France. It’s made in the same "Traditional Method" as Champagne, featuring a second fermentation in the bottle. This results in the bready, brioche notes and powerful bubble admired in this style but, with unique aromas and flavors that reflect the presence of grapes that are local to a particular region. In Limoux, this variety is Mauzac, also known as Blanquette de Limoux, a grape appreciated for its tart, orchard fruit characteristics. It sometimes appears in Crémant de Limoux on its own or blended with grapes like Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc. Put this fresh, spicy, toasty Crémant on your list if you're ready to explore a world of fine sparkling wines that don’t always get the spotlight.

Fun Fact: If you ask anyone from Limoux who invented the original Champagne, they’ll answer “we did”! There’s some truth to this, but their world-famous friend Champagne ran with the development of the iconic sparkling wine and gets all the credit!

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