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Crémant de Limoux, Cuvée Joséphine, Domaine les Hautes Terres

A very pleasant Crémant which could rival many Champagne! Seductive nose, aromatic palate, fine bubbles. No sugar added (Brut Nature). Lovely! Directly from the vineyards. Exclusively on The French Cellar

Appellation

Cremant de Limoux is an appellation for sparkling wines from vineyards around the town of Limoux, in the Pyrenean foothills of southern France. They are made from Mauzac, Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay.

Estate

Domaine des Hautes Terres, managed by Geneviève et Gilles Azam, is a small vineyard of 7.40 hectares, with many small parcels. Remarkable work in the vineyard cultivated in organic farming.

Grapes

70% Chardonnay, 25% Chenin and 5% Mauzac

REGION: Roussillon

Our sommelier’s comments

Beautiful sparkling golden color with yellow/gray reflections, fine and regular bubbles
Seductive nose, fresh, mineral with pear, apple, dried fruits, white flowers, lime, and pink grapefruit
Intense attack, elegant with fine bubbles. A low level of sugar lets the beauty of terroir and grape varieties express itself
Aperitif, desserts with lemon, fresh mango
Wine service temperature: 8-10°C Maturity: ready to drink, up to 3 years cellaring

Characteristics

Dry Sweet
Aromatic Very aromatic
Non fruity Very fruity
Non spicy Very spicy
Light bodied Fully bodied
Non tannic Tannic
Non oaky Oaky

 

Did you know?

The French term "Crémant" is used to refer to sparkling wine not made in the Champagne region. The main grape of the region is the Mauzac, locally known as “Blanquette”.

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