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.