November 2014: « Kissing the Wind » – the first of Andrew Jefford’s reports on Limoux for Decanter

Limoux challenges his imagination, says Andrew Jefford  in this in-depth report on its wines for his Monday column in

They  have  « an alluring combination of breadth and freshness », the renowned wine-writer says.

In this,  the first of two articles, he concentrated on the sparkling wines.

« Are they now France’s best Crémants? » he asks

 » Quite possibly. « 

« Are they France’s best-value Crémants?

They must be, » he adds

Of the Crémants de Limoux he tasted, Jefford found the Rives-Blanques Blanc de Blancs to be the « ‘pithiest, zestiest, most vital. »

He also points out that unlike Crémants from other regions, Limoux’s sparkling wines are made from the finest grapes.