Blanquette de Limoux & Crémant de Limoux
29th March 2015
Everyone has heard of Champagne, but there are also plenty of other sparkling wines that come from France.
Languedoc-Roussillon is actually the largest wine region of France and perhaps the oldest. Wine historians believe that the world’s first sparkling wine was produced in this region in 1531, by the monks at the abbey in Saint-Hilaire.
It produces one-third of French wine and nearly one-tenth of the world’s wine production.
Blanquette de Limoux is a dry sparkling wine made mainly from Mauzac with some Chardonnay and Chenin, it has a creamy-texture and is full-bodied with fruity aromas.
Food pairing: Ideal as an aperitif but also pairs well with fresh seafood or shellfish.
Crémant de Limoux is a dry sparkling wine made mainly from Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc, this is more familiar with rounded flavours of fruit, flowers and honey.
Food pairing: Ideal as an aperitif or with smoked fish, spicy dishes and red fruit desserts.
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