Chardonnay, Chemin, Mauzac et Pinot Noir
Cremant de Limoux, the official name for a sparkling wine from Limoux, is the world’s oldest sparkling wine. In 1531, the Benedictine nuns from the Saint Hilaire Abbey next to Limoux discovered the secret of bubbles, which is the second fermentation of wine into a bottle. A century later, the secret had gone through France and was used by Champagne monks, but sparkling magic was born in Limoux.
Mauzac, historical grape variety from the Limoux area is very rare in Southern France and brings a lively acidity to the wines. Its exclusive use is reserved for the Blanquette production. For our Cremant, we prefer Mauzac in addition to Chardonnay.
Native of the Loire Valley, Chenin has acclimatized to the fresh and mountainous climate of Limoux and we include up to 20% in our blend.
In our Cremant Rosé Brut Réserve , the amount of Chardonnay used is relatively high, bringing about finesse and aromatic freshness but also the body of the wine. We also add 5% of still red wine into the blend.
A minimum of nine months of ageing on laths are required before disgorgement. We double this period, usually two years to develop richness that we know lees autolysis in bottle really turns out after more than a year.
Dosage : 8g/l
The Pinot noir provides shades of red fruits in the blend, wild strawberries, red-currant jelly and mulberry bush. Moderate dosage keeps its liveliness and freshness and offers a creamy effervescence to the palate.
Albeit a delicious aperitif wine, Rosé Brut Réserve will also fit more serious courses alike spicy tuna tartare or Bombay chicken curry and all sorts of red fruit desserts.