Domaine J.Laurens, Crémant de Limoux, le Clos des Demoiselles Brut Sparkling 2016
Appellation: Crémant de Limoux
Varietal(s): 60% Chardonnay, 25% Chenin Blanc, 15% Pinot Noir
About The ProducerDomaine J. Laurens is located near the famous city of Carcassonne in France's wine region of Limoux. Since the Domaine's beginning, they have been recognized for the high-quality of their sparkling wines. In 2021 the Domaine received an HVC3 (“High Environmental Value” Certification), indicating farming practices are conducted sustainably. Level 3 is the highest level awarded to wineries that have made accommodations for the entire estate operation.
Terroir & Vineyard Practices:They take great care to hand harvest and observe the AOC laws using traditional grapes.
Tasting NotesAn intense and complex sparkler with aromas of toast, honey and fresh fruits. It's soft, full, and has a long finish.
VinificationThis an exceptional wine - a tête de cuvée - upon which they built their reputation. This sparkling wine is made in the "Traditional" method: the wine undergoes two fermentations in the bottle and remains on the less for a minimum of 12 months. They take great care to hand-harvest and observe the AOC laws using traditional grapes.
- 91 points - "Editor's Choice" - Wine Enthusiast: "Delicate aromas of crushed white peony, lemon verbena, chalk and apple flesh dance in the bouquet of this attractive sparkling wine, while flavors of green apple, yellow plum and lemon zest are direct and mouthwatering. The palate is fresh and zippy, with a lively mousse and bright acidity that lead into a medium-length but seriously refreshing finish."- Wine Enthusiast
- 90- points - Silver Medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2018: "Classy, with gorgeous aromas of simple apple, toasty brioche and a hint of flint, while zippy lemon floods the palate.”