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