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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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Chenin Blanc

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

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  • Cote Mas Cremant de Limoux Brut Rose

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    Nice easy drinking way to begin a lunch. A bit bracing with cherry, strawberry, and cotton candy. A bargain at the pricing of $15 Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


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

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    Purchased at Binny's, 12/2016. Yippee. Beautiful in the glass, tiny bubbles, a hint of a nutty taste in the mouth with a dry finish. Best of the show in a small two bottle tasting. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Gerard Bertrand Cremant de Limoux Brut 2013

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    Purchased at Binny's, 12/2016. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Faire la Fete Cremant de Limoux Brut NV

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    Layover in DFW over the holidays. Stopped in at Vino Volo and had this to start. Nice little NV bubbly. Dry with fruit & herbs on the nose. Would make a good everyday drinker. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • 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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    Binny's 5/2016. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Saint-Hilaire Blanquette de Limoux Brut 2013

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    Binny's 5/2016. Why oh why, did I give the second bottle of this sparkler to ... to ... gift? Going for more Limoux sparklers on my next wine buying trip. Just very very tasty. Off to a great Thanksgiving day 2016.Purchased one more at Binny's, 12/201 Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • 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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