NV Blanquette de Limoux Brut, Cuvée Francoise, Antech Estate
Pale yellow colour with golden reflections and fine bubbles. The nose expresses the spring flowers and fresh tree fruits. The palate is lively, harmonious and round. We have the feeling to bite in a very delicate granny smith apple. Mauzac 90%, Chardonnay 5%, Chenin Blanc 5%
A traditional method sparkler from an exclusively handpicked harvest. Direct pressing of the grapes the selected musts set for a first fermentation in inox vat under controlled temperature. Blending and second fermentation in capped bottles for around 18th months in air conditioned cellars.
For over five centuries, Maison Antech has tamed the magical terroir of Limoux to make fine sparkling wines. The secret of their character lies in the wise combination of Limoux's three terroirs, which form the backbone of the cuvées: freshness from the Pyrenees, vinousness from the ocean and roundness from the Mediterranean. From these terroirs Mauzac and other grapes are cultivated each bringing their own complexity and purity. This cuvee is named after Francoise, daughter of the family and part of the 6th generation, involved in the winery for over 20 years she has continued to help guide the maison cherishing its heritage but always looking to the future.