Blanquette de Limoux, Antech
Limoux is the world’s original birthplace of sparkling wine, with production starting in the 1530’s, around 150 years before Dom Perignon began creating bubbles in Champagne. Antech Blanquette de Limoux is now made by Francoise Antech and she is the sixth generation to run the winery, having been in charge for over 25 years.
Blanquette is the traditional name for the Mauzac grape, a purely Occitan grape that Francoise has been fighting to protect and keep alive. In 1938, it became the first AOC in Languedoc, although, as aforementioned, production by the monks of St-Hilaire in the 1531 pre dates Champagne.
This wine has an intense nose of green apple and sherbet with a light perfume of quince and white peach. It’s dry, but less acidic than Cava, and is well rounded with notes of candied lemon peel and fresh, crisp apple.
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