Domaine J.Laurens, Blanquette de Limoux ‘Le Moulin’
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J.Laurens produce both Mauzac-dominated Blanquette de Limoux and Chardonnay-based Crémant de Limoux from their 30ha of organically-farmed vineyards slightly south-west of Carcassone. The domaine was established by a champenois in the 80s and is today owned by Jacques Calvel, who surrounded by an expert local team, has built the domaine's current reputation for outstanding sparkling wines.
Known as ‘blanquette’ for the fine white coating which forms on its lees, the Mauzac of the Blanquette appellation is the traditional grape variety of the Limoux. With a characteristic appley flavour it achieves naturally high acidity - essential for high quality sparkling wine. The méthode traditionnelle is said to have been discovered in Limoux and this is exceptionally good sparkling wine from the (arguably) original home of fizz.
Domaine J.Laurens, Blanquette de Limoux ‘Le Moulin’ sparkling wine is bone-dry and has a tight and finely textured mousse. It shows great typicity with apple blossoms and honey on the nose with a bright, crisp and delicately nutty palate. A fantastic alternative to Champagne and perfect for any special meal or occasion.
Grapes: Mauzac Blanc 90% Chardonnay 10%
Awards: NV - Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 Silver
NV - Decanter World Wine Awards 2016 Bronze