"92 Points & Best in Class LA International Wine Competition
"Beautiful salmon pink in color with a delicate foam and lingering sparkle. The Aimery Cremant Grande Cuvée 1531 Rosé NV has a wonderful aromatic richness and notes of red fruits – strawberry and raspberry – with an elegant, persistent finish""
Limoux in the Languedoc region of southern France claims to be the oldest sparkling wine region in the world with the Benedictine monks of St Hilaire Abbey commencing production of Blanquette de Limoux in 1531. Legend has it that Dom Pérignon travelled during a pilgrimage to the Saint-Hilaire abbey - on the way to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain - and discovered the process of sparkling wines there. On return to his abbey of Saint-Pierre d’Hautvillers near Reims, he used the technique on local wines from the Champagne region with another monk, Dom Thiery Ruinart.
These exceptional Cremants are produced using the same méthode traditionelle as Champagne in which the second fermentation occurs in bottle. These are gorgeous, creamy wines perfect for all occasions! Established in 1946, the multi award-winning winery adopted the name Sieur d’Arques after a 16th century Lord who was renowned for his love of the sparkling wines of Limoux.
A blend of 65% Chardonnay, 20% Chenin and 15% Pinot Noir, the Crémant de Limoux Brut Rosé retains bright varietal fruit flavours whilst also showcasing richer aged notes, courtesy of spending a minimum of 12 months on lees.