J. Laurens 'Les Graimenous' Crémant de Limoux Brut 2020Regular price $20.00
Region: Cremant de Limoux, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Michel Delvin, founder of Domaine J Laurens, recognized the climate and terroir on the estate before he purchased it - it reminded him a lot of his home in Champagne. Despite being deep in Southern France where the weather is much warmer than Champagne, the significant altitude provides protection from the heat of summer, allowing the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes to ripen slowly. The result is a wine made by a Champenois in the traditional style, at Cremant prices. Apple and pear aromas introduce themselves on the nose. On the palate, expect a full body and bready character. A crisp, mineral finish provides outstanding balance at a budget friendly price.
Grape(s): 60% Chardonnay, 30% Chenin Blanc, 5% Mauzac, 5% Pinot Noir
Drinks Best: Now - 3 Years
Pairings: Perfect as an aperitif or served with light hors d’oeuvres