2016 Crémant de Limoux, Les Graimenous, J. Laurens 10.10€
Crémant de Limoux offers such great value compared to Champagne, and I would so much rather drink a good Crémant de Limoux than a cheap champagne.
This is the classic Limoux blend of 60% Chardonnay, with 30% Chenin Blanc, 5% Mauzac. which is the traditional grape variety of Limoux, as well as 5% Pinot Noir. It has been aged for at least fifteen months on the lees and has developed a lovely rich creamy flavour, balanced with refreshing acidity.
It will make a perfect celebration for Easter, or for that matter, any other occasion. The name of the cuvée means weeds or bad grass in Occitan.
They also make a delicious Blanquette de Limoux, as well as a rosé, and other Crémants.
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