• Why You Need To Know About Wines From Limoux

    1 month ago - By Food Republic

    You'd need to look about 550 miles to the south and a century earlier, however, for the true origin of sparkling wine, in Limoux. The claims of Limoux being the birthplace of sparkling wine are based on written evidence dating to 1544, when the brothers of the Abbaye of Saint-Hilaire bottled a sparkling wine by the name of blanquette de Limoux.
    Working with Mauzac, a local grape varietal, the monks created an effervescent wine crafted for celebrations and primed for international appeal. Less than 200 years later, the British were sipping coupes of Limoux, and cases of blanquette had made...
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