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J Laurens Le Moulin Blanquette de Limoux AOC

NV

In a Nutshell

The méthode traditionnelle is said to have been discovered in Limoux and this is exceptionally good sparkling wine from the (arguably) original home of fizz.

Tasting Notes

This bone-dry blanquette has a tight and finely textured mousse. It shows great typicity with apple blossoms and honey on the nose with a bright, crisp and delicately nutty palate.

Production Notes

The Limoux is extremely windy: the Vent Cers from the Atlantic and the warm Vent Narin from the Mediterranean blow through the vineyards, assisting the ‘reasoned agriculture’ viniculture management. The soil in the area is rocky with clay, sandstone and limestone, creating distinct terroir throughout the region and clay composition in the soil. Under AOC Limoux regulations vines are hand harvested. Produced using the méthode traditionnelle; pneumatic pressing for clear juices, an initial fermentation in stainless steel vats to control the temperature with a second fermentation in bottle. The wine then rests on lees for a minimum of nine months. Production limited to 40-50,000 bottles.

Grape Blend

90%

Mauzac Blanc

10%

Chardonnay

J Laurens Le Moulin Blanquette de Limoux AOC

Detailed Information

Type

Sparkling Wine

Country

France

Region

Languedoc

Vintage

NV

Size

0.75L

ABV

12%

Grape

Chardonnay, Mauzac Blanc

Closure

Champagne Cork

£15.80

Press Quotes & Awards

Silver Medal

Decanter World Wine Awards 2017

Bronze Medal

Decanter World Wine Awards 2016

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