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Limoux is a town in the Pyrenean foothills. It is part of the Languedoc, but the terroir and the wines it produces are unlike any others in the region. Limoux is much cooler than nearby regions because of the extremely high elevation of the vineyards and the influence of the Atlantic. The ability of this climate to produce refreshing wines with bright acidity has led its residents to specialize in Blanquette de Limoux, the local sparkling wine. Some even claim that it was here, not in Champagne, that secondary fermentation in bottle was first practiced. The main grape variety is Mauzac, with a bit of Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc.

These sparkling wines are unique and a bit rustic -- lovely if one wants to try something different. Cremant de Limoux denotes a more polished style.

A little red, still Limoux is also made, with Merlot as the dominant grape variety.
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  • Colombard

    History of the grape: Colombard is believed to be a crossing of Gouais Blanc and Chenin Blanc, although horticultural...

  • Mauzac

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Chenin Blanc

    History of the grape: Modern day French oenologist Pierre Galet states Chenin Blanc has been in France at least since...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

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  • Emark, looks like the Apsara train is rolling, I still have 1 bottle of the ... ... but a couple Cremant de Limoux and would love to hear how that Cremant ended up tasting.Since it's still scorching hot here in the South, we opened another Rose - Bonny Doon Vineyard Vin Gris de Cigare.  This is best well chilled, showing a good bit of citrus,... Read More

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  • A bottle of Cremant De Limoux Brut will be on the table tonight!Regards,Moncharm Read More

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  • I attended this event yesterday evening. I reckon there were about 40 people ... ... J.Laurens,Cremant de Limoux Brut,Les Graimenous but many people thought it one of trhe better wines there. I agreed. It had plenty of bubbles and a kind of sweet gooseberry style fruit. One of the white wines was a chardonnay from Domaine Begude but I avoided... Read More

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  • Cuvee Thomas Jefferson Gerard Bertrand Cremant de Limoux Brut 2012

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  • Saint-Hilaire Blanquette de Limoux Brut 2013

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  • Duncan, was wondering if you ever go to smaller events, like this one? Have ... from sparkling Limoux, unoaked and barrel-aged whites, a selection of rosés perfect for summer drinking; and we will close with the sweet and fortified Vin Doux Naturels which are a speciality of Roussillon. The reds will range from good value IGPs to superb, agewor... Read More

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  • Gerard Bertrand Cremant de Limoux Brut Rose Cuvee Thomas Jefferson 2013

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    I recently found this Cremant de Limoux for sale at my local supermarket. They just started carrying Gerard Bertrand's wines, which none of the local wine/liquor stores carry. This sparkling wine is quite nice for the money, very dry, medium small bubbles, with a clean aftertaste. However, there are several other brands in this price range that ... Read More

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  • JD, the with some air time those Cotes du Nuits opened nicely with lots of ... ... of ... This is a Cremant de Limoux, made from Chardonnay, Mauzac, and Chenin Blan Read More

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  • JD, found this on the internet:Method Ancestral This method, which can be ... the French appellations of Limoux, Gaillac, Bugey and Cerdon…It is likely that this was the first method developed for making effervescent/sparkling wines. Phase 1 :Making the base wineClassic techniques for making still, half-fermented white wines. Phase 2 :Transfor... Read More

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