December 2011: L’Amateur de vins & spiritueux selects the Rives-Blanques Crémant amongst its top ‘vins de fete’ …

“Instead of just being copies of Champagne, Crémants are becoming stars in their own right” says the glossy French wine magazine, L’Amateur in its December issue.

The altitude, coupled with positive fresh influences from the Atlantic, make Limoux the only appellation of the Languedoc suitable for sparkling wines, their writer, David Cobbald explains.  Four million bottles per year of Crémant are produced in total, not including its famous Blanquette de Limoux.

Of the three Limoux Crémants chosen for this special edition on Vins de Fete, the Rives-Blanques Vintage Rose (“voluptuous mouth, full of flavour and character”) was the only
Crémant rosé.