Cremant Tasting Case

Cremant Tasting Case

Cremant Tasting Case
AVG 91 92 - Allimant Laugner Cremant d'Alsace Rose
91 - Antech Emotion Cremant de Limoux Rose 2016
90 - Dominique Piron Cremant de Bourgogne
90 - Grande Cuvee 1531 Reserve Cremant de Limoux Brut
90 - Louis Bouillot Perle Noire Cremant de Bourgogne
90 - Saint Hilaire Blanquette de Limoux
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Saint Hilaire Blanquette de Limoux

Saint Hilaire Blanquette de Limoux

Saint Hilaire Blanquette de Limoux
€ 13.24 QTY:1

Saint Hilaire Blanquette de Limoux

Year: NV
Size: 750ml
Type: Sparkling
Alcohol: 12.5%
Varietal: Cremant
Grapes: Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Mauzac
Winery: Sieur d'Arques
Country, Region: France, Languedoc
AVG 90 NV - 8Wines - 90
8W 90
QTY:1 € 13.24
Description
Drink now through to 2020. Serve chilled.

The famous story of Blanquette de Limoux dates back to 1531 when the monks of the Abbey of Saint Hilaire in the Languedoc made the world’s very first sparkling wine. Four centuries later a handful of local winemakers banded together to create their own enterprise, the Sieur d’Arques cooperative, which is dedicated to producing top quality sparkling wines as well as still red and white wines made with traditional local grape varieties.

Their classic Blanquette de Limoux is made using Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and the little-known aromatic Mauzac grape which is indigenous to the region and must be used in all Blanquette wines. Sieur d’Arques vinifies each of the varieties separately before deciding on the exact composition of the blend. The wine is then bottled and a second fermentation takes place inside the bottle to create the bubbles in the wine. After nine months this process is complete and the bottles are disgorged and released to the market.

The result is a refreshing dry sparkling wine with delicate aromas of apples, white peaches, flowers and freshly-cut grass. On the palate the bubbles are fine and soft and the rich fruity flavours are balanced by a crisp acidity that invites you to take another sip. It’s a perfect wine to drink on a hot summer’s day as an aperitif or to serve alongside creamy dishes like a gorgonzola risotto or elegant tarte tatin.

Dominique Piron Cremant de Bourgogne

Dominique Piron Cremant de Bourgogne

Dominique Piron Cremant de Bourgogne
€ 15.19 QTY:1

Dominique Piron Cremant de Bourgogne

Year: NV
Size: 750ml
Type: Sparkling
Alcohol: 12%
Varietal: Cremant
Grapes: Chardonnay
Winery: Dominique Piron
Country, Region: France, Burgundy
AVG 90 NV - 8Wines - 90
8W 90
QTY:1 € 15.19
Description
Drink now through to 2022. Serve chilled.

Burgundy might be better known for its stunning Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines, but the region also produces some remarkable sparkling wines made from these two noble grape varieties. The Dominique Piron Cremant is made with 100% Chardonnay sourced from the village of Corcelles which are grown on north-facing plots, helping to retain a bright freshness and delicate perfume in the grapes. The Piron family have been winemakers for at least 14 generations and today are regarded as one of the region’s leading lights.

Dominique Piron use the traditional method to produce this wine which is exactly the same technique used for making Champagne. The grape must undergoes two fermentations with the second taking place inside the bottle. The resulting wine is then aged for a total of 12 months on the lees to give additional complexity and a creamy texture and a very modest dosage is added at the moment of bottling.

The result is a feather-light mousse and uplifting citrus and tropical fruit aromas which carry through onto the palate. The bright freshness and buttery hints combine harmoniously in the mouth and make this wine an excellent choice as an aperitif or to combine with seafood, pan-fried fish, or creamy chicken dishes.

Antech Emotion Cremant de Limoux Rose 2016

Antech Emotion Cremant de Limoux Rose 2016

Antech Emotion Cremant de Limoux Rose 2016
€ 15.09 QTY:1

Antech Emotion Cremant de Limoux Rose 2016

Year: 2016
Size: 750ml
Type: Sparkling
Alcohol: 12%
Varietal: Cremant
Grapes: Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Mauzac, Pinot Noir
Winery: Antech
Country, Region: France, Languedoc
AVG 91 NV - Jancis Robinson - 16
2016 - 8Wines - 91
8W 91
QTY:1 € 15.09
Description
Drink now through to 2022. Serve chilled.

Crafted using the same traditional method that is used to make Champagne, this gorgeous vintage Cremant de Limoux is an excellent choice for enjoying as an aperitif at casual family gatherings. The Antech family have been producing Cremant de Limoux for six generations. Operations are currently in the capable hands of brothers Georges and Roger along with Georges’ daughter Francoise who is widely regarded as one of France’s most talented female winemaker.

Composed of Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Mauzac, and Pinot Noir grapes, this vibrant Cremant is matured on the lees for a total of 18 months to add complexity and richness to the finished wine. To add a subtle hint of sweetness to balance the intense freshness of the wine, the Antechs add a modest dosage of 8 grams per litre when the wines are disgorged.

On the nose there are delicate aromas of lemon zest, crushed red berries and rose petals, while the first sip reveals a smooth, persistent mousse and bright citrus notes. The vibrancy and elegance of this wine makes it an ideal aperitif and partner for dishes like spicy Asian curries, pan-seared salmon or tuna steaks, or decadent pasta dishes.

Grande Cuvee 1531 Reserve Cremant de Limoux Brut

Grande Cuvee 1531 Reserve Cremant de Limoux Brut

Grande Cuvee 1531 Reserve Cremant de Limoux Brut
€ 11.88 QTY:1

Grande Cuvee 1531 Reserve Cremant de Limoux Brut

Year: NV
Size: 750ml
Type: Sparkling
Alcohol: 12.5%
Varietal: Cremant
Grapes: 20% Mauzac, 60% Chardonnay, 20% Chenin blanc
Winery: Sieur d'Arques
Country, Region: France, Languedoc
AVG 90 NV - 8Wines - 90
2014 - 8Wines - 90
8W 90
QTY:1 € 11.88
Description
Drink now through to 2022. Serve chilled.

This gorgeous dry sparkling wine opens with seductive aromas of pears, ripe peaches, toast and salted butter which transform into hints of honey, jasmine and apples on the palate. The fresh, light character of this bubbly makes it an excellent choice for an aperitif or to drink alongside summer salads or seafood.

Cremant de Limoux is made according to the traditional method which is also used to make Champagne, so this wine undergoes a second fermentation in the bottle followed by 18 months of ageing on the lees. This contributes intriguing flavours of toasted nuts and brioche as well as delicate bubbles and a deliciously rounded texture in the mouth.

Producer Sieur d’Arques is a dynamic cooperative which was founded in 1946 by a group of passionate local winemakers looking to make the best possible wines from their exceptional vineyards. Their Grand Cuvee 1531 is named after the year when the world’s first sparkling wine was invented just down the road from the cooperative by the monks of the Abbey of Saint Hilaire. Ever since that time the Limoux region has been associated with top quality sparkling wines and Sieur d’Arques seek to translate this tradition into modern terms with their adoption of the latest winemaking technology.

Louis Bouillot Perle Noire Cremant de Bourgogne

Louis Bouillot Perle Noire Cremant de Bourgogne

Louis Bouillot Perle Noire Cremant de Bourgogne
€ 15.04 QTY:1

Louis Bouillot Perle Noire Cremant de Bourgogne

Year: NV
Size: 750ml
Type: Sparkling
Alcohol: 12%
Varietal: Cremant
Grapes: Pinot Noir
Winery: Louis Bouillot
Country, Region: France, Burgundy
AVG 90 NV - 8Wines - 90
8W 90
QTY:1 € 15.04
Description
Drink now through to 2024. Serve chilled.

The Louis Bouillot estate have been crafting Cremant de Bourgogne sparkling wines since 1877 and today combine their many years of winemaking experience with the latest technology and winemaking know-how to produce magnificent wines. Their stunning Perle de Nuit or “Pearl of the Night” is a delicate Blanc de Noir which shows off the versatile character of Burgundy’s noble Pinot Noir grape and the agility of the local Gamay grape.

The house carefully selects the grapes for this wine from prime sites in the Yonne, Couchois, Châtillonnais, and Côte d’Or regions. The grapes are pressed as soon as possible after being picked to create a pale juice which is then fermented according to the traditional method also used for Champagne. After the second fermentation stage is complete the wine is aged for a total of 24 months in the bottle to produce a multi-layered and harmonious sparkling wine.

The Perle de Nuit is a magnificent sparkling wine that makes an elegant alternative to Champagne for celebrations and special occasions. Ideal served as an aperitif, this sparkling wine also makes an ideal accompaniment to complex dishes like a rich tagine, chicken served with dried apricots and couscous, or spicy Asian dishes.

Allimant Laugner Cremant d'Alsace Rose

Allimant Laugner Cremant d'Alsace Rose

Allimant Laugner Cremant d'Alsace Rose
€ 13.25 QTY:1

Allimant Laugner Cremant d'Alsace Rose

Year: NV
Size: 750ml
Type: Sparkling
Alcohol: 12%
Varietal: Cremant
Grapes: Pinot Noir
Winery: Allimant-Laugner
Country, Region: France, Alsace
AVG 92 NV - Jancis Robinson - 16
NV - 8Wines - 92
JR 16/20
8W 92
QTY:1 € 13.25
Description
Drink now through to 2022. Serve chilled.

Domaine Allimant-Laugner was born out of the marriage of Mariette Allimant and René Laugner in 1965 which joined together two of Alsace’s top winemaking families. The estate boasts 12 hectares of prime vineyards and is currently run by three generations of the Allimant-Laugner family who have been making wine for at least 11 generations.

The family’s Cremant d’Alsace Rosé is a style which is growing in popularity and it’s made using the traditional method which is the same winemaking approach used for Champagne. The Pinot Noir grapes are gently pressed after a short maceration to create the gorgeous pale pink colour and the must is then fermented twice. The second fermentation takes place inside the bottle and the wine is aged on the lees to add extra complexity and body.

As soon as you pour yourself a glass you’ll notice the delicate stream of tiny bubbles and inviting aromas of fresh strawberries, cherries and white flowers. The first sip reveals a bright acidity, smooth mousse from the bubbles, and enticing red berry flavours with a very clean and pure finish. The vibrant character of this Cremant makes it ideal as an aperitif or served alongside spicy Asian cuisine or fresh seafood.
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