The undisputed American King of Burgundy and Champagne critics, Allen Meadows – who writes under the sobriquet Burghound – published a Special Report on the Limoux appellation in the latest edition of his globally read tasting notes.
There has been « a significant increase in international recognition of Limoux » he says, where wines which « undeniably offer fine price-quality ratios » can be found. Comparing Limoux white wines to white Burgundies, he also urged his readers » to consider Limoux Crémant wines as worthy candidates ».
« I like the intensity of the mousse », he said of the Rives-Blanques Crémant.
He especially recommended our chardonnay-based blend called Le Limoux as « excellent value », citing its « delicious, opulent and viscous medium-weight flavors ».
The « caressing mouthfeel » of our 100% chardonnay, Odyssée, offers « good quality in a frank style » with « good concentration to the very lush medium-bodied flavors ».
And the « fine depth and persistence » of our top blend, La Trilogie, earned it 88 points.
The Rives-Blanques wines were tasted alongside other sparkling and still wines from the appellation, made by a dozen of its independent producers. The scores, and particularly the tasting notes, underline what excellent value the appellation’s family-run vineyards offer in terms of price and quality.