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Château Rives-Blanques, Blanquette de Limoux brut 2016

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Château Rives-Blanques, Blanquette de Limoux brut 2016
€13.20

Clean, fresh and refreshing, with fine invigorating bubbles, this Blanquette is sure proof that the world’s oldest sparkling wine has lost none of its sparkle !

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Appellation Limoux
millesime 2016
cepage Mauzac 100%
Potentiel de garde 2 à 3 ans
Revues et Concours “Intense and complex, candied fruit, dried fruits, apricot and white flowers, all underlined with a mineral touch. A frank attack introduces a fine and long palate, with gourmet flavours of brioche and ripe fruit.” 2 stars, Guide Hachette 2018
Contenance 75cl
Degré alc. 12%vol.
Accords A nice lift-up apéro. Also with old Dutch cheese/Parmesan; oysters; lovely with a spicy curry.
Vinification Hand-picked and hand-sorted Fermented at 14°C in stainless steel vats Second fermentation in the bottle. 21 months on the lees.
Allergen Contains sulfites
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This Blanquette is made from 100% organically-grown Mauzac (a Renaissance grape variety), and subject to a second fermentation in the bottle with over a year’s ageing on the lees. Its balance between complexity and freshness is unmistakably Rives-Blanques. This grower estate Blanquette stands apart from Champagne, Cava, Crémant or Prosecco by being entirely its own thing. First invented by Benedictine monks in Limoux in the early 16th century, it was internationally known by the 19th century, and a favourite of the great wine connoisseur and President of the USA, Thomas Jefferson.

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