A custom cuvee between JP Bourgeois and Francoise Antech. Maison Antech-Limoux holds a six-generation family tradition of winemaking. Since the late 19th century, the family has had a vested interest in the winemaking traditions of the region, and each generation has added their own touch. Françoise, a member of the sixth generation, inherited her elders’ strong character. A guardian of the heritage, she is also a fervent advocate of social and cultural action in her region. For over five centuries, the family has tamed this magical terroir 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 their cuvées: freshness from the Pyrenees, minerality from the ocean and roundness from the Mediterranean. In the family vineyard, they try out new methods on their old vinestocks on the appellation’s highest land — stony, south-facing hillsides nearly 400m above sea level opposite the Pyrenees.
Wines from Maison Antech Limoux
Blend: 90% Mauzac, 5% Chenin Blanc, 5% Chardonnay
Aging: 24 months in stainless steel
Pouring a crystalline yellow with golden hues, the intense nose offers delicate scents of hawthorn and crisp green apple to offset the nutty, pastry-like richness imparted by the extended tirage. No dosage highlights the brisk freshness that sweeps over the palate, carrying with it citrus fruits, tart apple, mirabelle plum, and golden flowers that come in waves as the wine meanders toward a harmonious finish. To be enjoyed as an aperitif or throughout any meal you can throw at it. Serve at 44-45° Fahrenheit. Certified Terra Vitis.
Clara Vie Crémant de Limoux Brut Rosé
A beguiling fruit of the marriage of Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Mauzac, and Pinot Noir. This classic rosé shines a pale pink in color with silver highlights that hold subtle strawberry aromas, sweet fresh herbs, and a keen mountain stone mineral edge that pops thanks in part to the restrained 8g dosage. The palate is as pure as can be in its golden apple, salmonberry, dripping-ripe tropical fruit, and summery floral flavors, perfect to accompany appetizers, seared or grilled scallops, and chicken liver mousse on baguette. Best served and refreshed at 44-45° Fahrenheit. Certified Terra Vitis.
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