Hailing from one of France’s most renowned wine regions, this month’s Crémant de Limoux from Domaine de la Baume is one truly spectacular sparkler…
Terroir La Baume Saint-Paul Crémant de Limoux Brut
Grape Variety: 60% Chardonnay, 30% Chenin, 10% Pinot Noir
WHERE IT’S FROM
This wine comes from the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France, just a short drive from the Balearic coast. This region runs from the border with Spain to the French region of Provence.
HOW IT’S MADE
This wine is made using the méthode traditionelle, the classic Champagne method in which the wine undergoes its second round of fermentation (which results in the bubbles) in the bottle with yeast. The wine rests for 12 months after filtration before being bottled and shipped to fizz lovers, ready to drink.
WHO’S BEHIND IT
Domaine La Baume was established in 1882 by Jean Prat the elder, who took over an estate that had lain fallow since the outbreak of the Great French Wine Blight. The land changed hands several times, and in 2003 was taken over by its current owner, Joseph Helfrich, who dedicated the winery to producing ‘authentic wines for authentic wine lovers’.
HOW IT TASTES
This bright gold wine is clear, with notes of lemon and sweet almond. A supple and refreshing fizz, it’s a softly balanced wine with a mellow finish.
HOW TO DRINK IT
Enjoy this wine chilled to between six and eight degrees Celsius. It’s wonderful as a pre-dinner drink, or with fish and seafood. This wine can be cellared for betwee