Privately I am a big fan of sparkling wines from Limoux and the Limoux AOC itself. I appreciate champagne, but sometimes I feel like champagnes are a bit too… overrated… Cremant de Limoux or even less famous Blanquette de Limoux have a magic in them and that’s why I love them so much. Let’s have a closer look at the Premiere Bulle Blanquette Brut 2012 from Limoux!
Premier Bulle Blanquette de Limoux is a greeny straw coloured sparkling wine made in a traditional way from Limoux, France. Bubbles are small, subtle and last long. The aroma is beautiful with lots of citrus fruits and a hint of brioche. After a while, when bubbles become calmer, in the nose there is more tropical fruits with some peach and, again, breedy and brioche notes; this time they are more pronounced and last longer.
In the mouth the wine is complex, subtle and very refreshing. Well-structured with some creaminess and French finese. On the palate it tastes of white peach and has a beautiful lime acidity. The finish is long, crisp with some bitter flavours (skin of grapefruit, skin of lemon) but at the same time it is well-balanced with stone fruits and subtle bubbles.
One of my every-day & special occasions’ favourites and I recommend this Premiere Bulle Blanquette de Limoux with all of my heart!
Premiere Bulle Blanquette de Limoux Brut 2012 – wine details:
Wine – Premiere Bulle Blanquette de Limoux Brut 2012
Country – France
Region – Languedoc-Roussillon
Appellation – Limoux AOC
Vintage – 2012
Grape varieties – Mauzac, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay
Producer – Sieur d’Arques
Distributor / Importer – Sieur d’Arques
Vineyards – lots of small plots in Limoux
Style and type – sparkling, white, dry – brut
Alcohol – 12%
Serving temperature – 6-8°C
Cellaring – yes
Price range – 10-15 Eur
Others – Methode Traditionelle;
Tasting date: 2014