Domaine La Louviere, Blanquette de Limoux
By La Louviere
Origin: Limoux, Languedoc-Rousillon, France
Blend: mauzac blanc* (90%), chardonnay (10%)*
*required component of Blanquette de Limoux
Producer's Notes: The "little sister" of our Cremant, our blanquette is an inticing blend of Mauzac and Chardonnay, which are typical varietiers of the region. The vineyards of Appelation Limoux extend around the charmin g village with the same name. The soil type is predominantly chalky which is perfect for the white varieties to express the terroir. This region has a distinguished past with sparkling wines of fantastic quality with both the Cremant and the Blanquette de Limoux. The winemaking is the tried and true "methode traditional" as used in Champagne, and was discovered by the monks of the Abbaye de Saint Hilaire close to Limoux in the 16th Century.