Saturday, December 29, 2018

Sainte Hilaire Blanquette de Limoux

Sainte Hilaire Blanquette de Limoux...$10.99
This sparkling wine is named for the Benedictine monks from the Abbey of Saint-Hilaire, who invented France's first sparkling wine back in 1531. (Don't confuse it with another sparkling wine from the Loire Valley, also called St.-Hilaire; this is the original, made from the local Mauzac grape.) It is delicate and elegant.
Best Buy , The Wine Enthusiast

What They've Been Saying About SAINT-HILAIRE France's Oldest Sparkling Wine
"It remains one of the world's finest sparkling wines, and it constitutes the highest quality value ration of any sparkling wine in the world."
— International Wine of the Month Club

"I've tried more than 20 wines and the great discovery was the Saint-Hilaire Blanquette de Limoux Brut."
— The Grapevine (New York Post)

"It is probably the least-known well-made sparkling wine of France... Made primarily from the Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Mauzac grapes, the wines are qualitatively close to a high quality non-vintage Champagne at one-third the price."
— Robert Parker

"It's a pleasant and well balanced bubbly, perhaps the best value sparkling wine I've ever seen..."
— Wine Lovers Page

"This is a frisky sparkler with an attractive, yeasty aroma and luscious, creamy texture. It's also a remarkable value."
— The Philadelphia Inquirer

"A pretty and remarkably drinkable sparkler with soft green apple, tangerine oil and faint yellow floral notes accented with hints of lavender."
— Wine Enthusiast (Top 100 Best Buys of 2002 and 2009)

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