Blanquette De Limoux Ma Maison Brut NV N.V.

Country
France
Region
France (Methode Traditionelle)
Producer
Domaine Rosier
Grape(s)
Mauzac (90%)
Chardonnay (10%)
Type
Sparkling
Style
Crisp
Oaked Style
Unoaked
Body Style
Light bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Dry
Alcohol Content
12%
Closure Style
Cork
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
Yes
Vegan
No
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
Yes

Region

The Method Traditionelle requires a secondary fermentation within the closed bottle to create a fine natural mousse and generate the rich yeasty lees flavours enjoyed in the best sparkling wines. This is the method used to make Champagne, although it has long been the preferred method to create distinguished sparkling wines in many of France`s wine regions. The Languedoc`s Blanquette de Limoux claims to be the oldest, yet there is an established tradition of Method Traditionelle wines in the Loire Valley where the sparkling wines of Saumur and Cremant de Loire are also aged in natural chalk cellars. Other notable Method Traditionelle sparkling wines originate in Burgundy, Alsace and the south west.

Producer

Domaine Rosier was established in 1982 by Michel and Renza Rosier. They moved from their native Champagne to the Languedoc in order to set up their Domaine. They completely restructured the vineyard which had been planted entirely with Aramon vines. They replanted with Mauzac, Chardonnay, Chenin and Pinot Noir; the classic varieties of the region. Now son Nicolas has joined his father in the viticulture/winemaking side of the business.
Tasting Notes
This delicate sparkling wine is a pale lemon in colour with the classic apple notes of Mauzac on the nose. The palate has an elegant mousse and notes of apple peel, white peach, pear and white blossom. Very fresh with a zesty acidity and a long, floral note on the finish.
Food
Serve as an aperitif or with light summer salads and shellfish.
Media
Top 100 Sud de France 2019.