Saint-Hilaire Blanquette de Limoux 2014
Blanquette de Limoux is probably the oldest sparkling wine in the world.
Blanquette de Limoux is probably the oldest sparkling wine in the world. Created by Benedictine monks of the abbey of Saint-Hilaire over 450 years ago: more than 100 years before Champagne was created!
|Country Of Origin||France|
|Region||Blanquette de Limoux|
|Serving Suggestion||Serve Very Chilled|
|Food Pairing||Aperitif, Fish, Salads, Shellfish|
Saint-Hilaire displays aromatic flavours of peach, pear and green apple skins with a wonderful, full, creamy mouthfeel.
"A glassful of history here with what many consider to be the oldest sparkling wine in the world. The Benedictine monks of the abbey of Saint-Hilaire were apparently busy making this in Limoux in south-west France 450 years ago, more than 100 years before champagne was created. Legend goes on to say Dom Pérignon discovered the sparkling wine process here before taking it back it to the Champagne region. Whatever the story, this is a splendid wine made in the méthode traditionelle from the local mauzac, chardonnay and chenin blanc grapes that offer all the sparkly and creamy consistency of a good champagne at a much lesser price."