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Blanquette de Limoux 'Saint-Hilaire'

Blanquette de Limoux 'Saint-Hilaire'

Blanquette de Limoux 'Saint-Hilaire'

CASE OF 12 BOTTLES + FREE DELIVERY
£167.40
£13.95 per bottle
BOTTLE (75CL)
£13.95
£13.95 per bottle
Product Code: 14101501
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PRODUCT REVIEWS (5)

The Limoux region lies right in the south-west of France and is arguably the true, original cradle of French sparkling wine; long before they mastered their production in the more famous Champagne region. A certain Benedictine monk by the name of Dom Pierre Pérignon honed his skills as cellar master at Abbaye de Saint-Hilaire prior to re-locating to the Abbaye d'Hautvillers in Champagne.

The production method is the same as that of Champagne, with the all important second fermentation taking place in the bottle and the wine then resting on the lees for a minimum 12-months resulting in a lively, persistent fizz. The chardonnay, chenin blanc and mauzac grapes can ripen perfectly in this southerly region resulting in a slightly more fruit forward style, with more balanced acidity baking up the orchard fruit character.

Upon pouring there's a lovely persistent fizz dancing at the top of the glass releasing aromas of ripe orchard fruit and citrus.

The palate is fresh and crisp, ripe apple and pear dominate with citrus and delicate stone-fruit in the background with delicate biscuity, yeasty notes on the finish reminiscent of must more prestigious and expensive sparklers.

The orchard fruit hangs nicely on the finish and that persistent fizz grips the palate beckons you back for another sip.

James Russell-Grant | Mr.Wheeler

A superb bottle-fermented sparkler from the South of France. More fruit-forward and softer than its more northerly cousin in Champagne, with orchard fruit, pear and white peach on the palate, a crisp, dry finish and a persistent fizz. Exceptionally popular and often mistaken for much more prestigious sparkling wine.

Grape: /Mauzac/Chenin Blanc/Chardonnay
Region: /Languedoc
Country: /France
ABV: /13%
Drink: /Now - 2023
Unit: /Bottle (75cl)
Suitability: /Vegan
A very enjoyable wine at a reasonable price which I will buy again
Michael - September 2022
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Lighter and less complex than champagne, but a really pleasant flavour with plenty of bubbles. An excellent sparkling wine for the price. I would definitely buy it again.
Matthew - September 2022
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We have tried a number of Blanquette de Limoux and this one is the best so far. Comparable in every way to a very good small producer premier cru or grand cru champagne.
Ian - January 2022
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Apart from champagne this is our favourite sparkling wine. It is a champagne in all respects except name and this is determined by its origins not its method of production. A sparkling wine that can be mistaken for champagne but not when you see the price tag.
Gordon Mitchell - January 2021
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This wine was suggested to me by a friend ... I found the wine exquisite , and priced within my range.
John - January 2021
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