Château Martinolles – Blanquette de Limoux Méthode Ancestrale

  • Appellation : AOP Blanquette de Limoux
  • Grape Variety : 100% Mauzac

 

Tasting notes

 

  • Colour : vivid colour, fine and numerous bubbles, that give a nice light. Note: This blanquette unveils an intense nose very fruity and floral.
  • Mouth : nice aromas of yellow fruits, heady flowers and honey. It shows an elegant and harmonious mouth at the end.
  • Food & wine pairing : the Blanquette Méthode ancestrale is a sweet and fruity sparkling wine, which will pair wonderfully with desserts, tarts, ice creams and chocolate. Serve at 8°C.

Description

The vineyard

  • Soil : limestone and clay.
  • Climate : Mediterranean with oceanic influence
  • Altitude: 200 to 250 meters.
  • Vineyard density : 4 400 plants/ Ha
  • Vineyard over 35 year-old, the oldest of the Estates.
  • Sustainable viticulture
  • Hand harvesting.

To make this méthode ancestrale, we use the Mauzac grapes that were harvested at the latest. The grapes must be very healthy and with a high content in sugar.

Winemaking

Direct pressing Protection of the must with CO2. Cold racking during 24 hours. Fermentation with indigenous yeasts. We stop the fermentation by filtration.Bottling during the 3rd moon of March, in order to get a natural prise de mousse.

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