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Saint Hilaire Brut 2014

Member Review by joebernardinoATyahoo:

A Blanquette de Limoux, which I bought thinking was Chardonnay but actually is mostly made from a local varietal called Mauzac. Very appley up front, green apple, closer to Extra Dry than Brut, finishes nice, freshly baked bread, like Champagne. A good bubbly from a nice region with interesting history.

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Domaine Saint Hilaire:
The Domaine is tucked away a mile back from the main road that connects Molière's Pezenas and the water's edge at Mèze. Whether it's the oysters of Bouzigues, the long white beaches of Marseillan, Bézier's bull-fighting ring, Sète's seafood restaurants and panoramic views of the Mediterranean, or Montpellier's marbled Place de la Comedie for people-watching and shopping, there are plenty of lei... Read more
The Domaine is tucked away a mile back from the main road that connects Molière's Pezenas and the water's edge at Mèze. Whether it's the oysters of Bouzigues, the long white beaches of Marseillan, Bézier's bull-fighting ring, Sète's seafood restaurants and panoramic views of the Mediterranean, or Montpellier's marbled Place de la Comedie for people-watching and shopping, there are plenty of leisure pursuits to be enjoyed within an hour of the Domaine. The buildings themselves comprise a Bastide, built in 1780, and an Art Deco wing added in 1934. To the North, the wooded park and a large vegetable garden provide the perfect cover for a shady afternoon walk, while there's always something wine-related going on in the winery buildings which surround the courtyard to the South. Here, depending on the season, you can watch the whole process as grapes from the surrounding vines are gathered, fermented, barrelled, bottled and, of course, sold, on site. If you're feeling active but don't want to leave the magical grounds of the Domaine, there's always a dip in the pool, with the possibility of joining us for an evening film shown on the projector in the extensive English library upstairs. Beyond the pool, park and gardens, the distinct parcels of grapes that are cultivated on the gentle ochre slopes are interspersed with islands of brushwood and the scented Mediterranean pine. These islands are home to a variety of wildlife and can resound to a dawn chorus of birds or an evening fanfare of cicadas and provide cover for that occasional and elusive delight of Obelix - the wild boar. The neighbours include other vignerons and tasting opportunities, a melon farmer and two brothers whose hot spring flows through ponds where extraordinary Silesian fish grow to an incredible size. Read less

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3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 08/17/2011

A Blanquette de Limoux, which I bought thinking was Chardonnay but actually is mostly made from a local varietal called Mauzac. Very appley up front, green apple, closer to Extra Dry than Brut, finishes nice, freshly baked bread, like Champagne. A good bubbly from a nice region with interesting history.


Snooth User: jessicapants
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 08/09/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: vinwine
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2004 07/09/2010

"Clear pale gold, lasting stream of bubbles. Fresh and crisp, apples and just a touch of yeasty "rising bread dough" in the aroma and flavor. Creamy carbonated mouthfeel, dry and acidic; the sharp acid edge may make it a better table wine than for sipping after a toast - it's first-rate with an appropriate food match"


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Vintage: 2004 03/16/2010

Saint Hilaire Brut 2004 and all other wine from Saint Hilaire are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.




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