Maison Antech, Blanquette de Limoux Brut, Cuvée Francoise, Languedoc, France NV

Regular price £15.99

Lively sparkling wine from Limoux, full of fresh apples and spring flowers

For over five centuries, Maison Antech has tamed the magical terroir of Limoux to make fine sparkling wines. The secret of their character lies in the wise combination of Limoux's three terroirs, which form the backbone of the cuvées: freshness from the Pyrenees, vinousness from the ocean and roundness from the Mediterranean. From these terroirs Mauzac and other grapes are cultivated each bringing their own complexity and purity.

This cuvee is named after Francoise, daughter of the family and part of the 6th generation, involved in the winery for over 20 years she has continued to help guide the maison cherishing its heritage but always looking to the future.

Set on gently sloping clay- limestones hillsides with terraces. The climate here is Mediterranean with an oceanic influence. Vines vary in age from 20 to 40 years old and the yield is less than 50hl/ ha.

Tasting Note: Pale yellow colour with golden reflections and fine bubbles. The nose expresses the spring flowers and fresh apple and pear. The palate is lively, harmonious and round.

Critics: Jancis Robinson 16/20 (Average Producer Score)

Mauzac (90%), Chardonnay (5%), Chenin Blanc (5%)