Calmel & Joseph Blanquette de Limoux
“Gross sparkles like good words of a man of wit.”
Tastes like: Citrus. Floral. Dried Fruit. White Flowers. Brioche.
Coming from the stunning producers Calmel & Joseph is this is a delightfully elegant Blanquette de Limoux – a fizz which will bring a sparkle to any occasion.
Fine and regular bubbles bring joy to every glass. We simply adored this bottle and oh boy does it represent astonishing value.
What on this heavenly earth is a Blanquette de Limoux I hear you scream? Well Blanquette de Limoux originated in 1531 in the cellars of the Benedictine abbey of Saint Hilaire, when a monk discovered that the wine he had bottled and carefully sealed with cork formed bubbles as it began a new fermentation.
So the first bubbly in the world was possibly born in the Limoux vineyard, at this magnificent abbey that pits her blonde stone vertical and horizontal to the perfect geometry of the rows of vines.
Historians have found the texts of the time already mentioning “the flascons Blanquette” from Saint-Hilaire.
From the XVII century, our neighbors across the Channel succumbed to the charm of sparkling. The English author George Farquhar wrote “gross sparkles like good words of a man of wit.”
France - NV - 12% - 75cl
Organic - Vegetarian - Vegan - Hand Harvested