Blanquette de Limoux Brut | Herpe

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Languedoc-Roussillon ( IT )
Blanquette de Limoux AOC
Mauzac 90%, Chenin 10%
Enjoy it within 2 years.
12% vol

Production and refinement

Blanquette de Limoux Brut by Paul Herpe is born on the hills of Languedoc, at the foot of the Pyrenees, in France.

Made with white grape varieties Mauzac and Chenin, after the classic vinification processes, the sparkling fermentation takes place by refermentation in the bottle, according to the Metodo Classico, with refinement on its own lees.

Organoleptic analysis

Visual exam

A beautiful straw yellow with fine and persistent bubbles.

Olfactory examination

On the nose it opens with delicate aromas of fruit and yellow flowers.

Taste test

To the palate it is fresh, endowed with great elegance and a unique softness.

Contents index

From the vineyard to the table: discover our wine

Ready for a journey to discover Blanquette de Limoux Brut | Herpe ? We will now take you to delve deeper into every aspect of this exceptional wine through three key sections:

Cellar

Come and learn about the history and values ​​of the winery which passionately grows and transforms grapes into wine

Territory

Immerse yourself in the land that gives life to these unique grapes, discovering the climate and terroir that influence its character

Pairings

Get expert advice on the perfect pairings that will enhance both the wine and your meal

The cellar

Country: France

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

Hectares of vineyards: 30

Herpe

In Narbonne, in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, between the Rhône and the Pyrenees, lies Maison Paul Herpe et Fils. Founded in 1919, it is one of the most important and oldest wineries in Southern France, a region renowned for its wine production and relaxation.

Languedoc-Roussillon owes its fame to its characteristic and pleasant Mediterranean atmosphere, its diverse landscapes nestled between sea and mountains, just a stone's throw from Spain.

Herpe

The diversity of terrains and climates allows soils to develop unique characteristics particularly favorable to grape growing for the production of quality wines. In these areas, you can find whites, reds, rosés, and the famous Vin Doux Naturel, natural sweet wines such as AOC Banyuls.

In 90 years of winemaking activity, based on love for the land and respect for tradition, Paul Herpe et Fils winery boasts the experience of three generations, all dedicated to the pursuit of quality and territorial expression. The Maison has always integrated traditional practices with experimentation and modern methods, which have led in recent years to the production of excellent wines appreciated worldwide.

The company produces different types of wines from its two owned vineyards, Château Couderc and Le Clos des Oliviers, offering representative products such as AOC Minervois, Fitou, and Corbières, Blanquette de Limoux, and AOC Banyuls.

Region and territory

From white wines to reds, from the quantity of the past to the quality of the present and the future.

Languedoc-Roussillon

From white wines to reds, from the quantity of the past to the quality of the present and the future.

Languedoc-Roussillon

From white wines to reds, from the quantity of the past to the quality of the present and the future.

Languedoc-Roussillon

The Languedoc-Roussillon region is located in southern France and overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. It is one of the largest and most productive regions in all of France (accounting for over a third of the country's total wine production), with a production that in recent years has increasingly focused on quality.

The wine region, home to several AOCs (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée), is divided into two distinct areas: Languedoc, further east, mostly flat, and Roussillon, further south near the Pyrenees.

The climate is Mediterranean and warm. In fact, on the southern coast of France, we find one of the most favorable microclimates for grape cultivation, although there are also some rather cool areas, such as the hills of Minervois and Limoux, where temperatures are lower due to slightly higher altitude.

The soils are mainly limestone, schist, and stony, forming the characteristic garrigues, a rocky landscape interspersed with lush Mediterranean scrubland. In these soils, Syrah and Carignan thrive and produce wines rich in structure, tannins, and salinity. In the plains, on the other hand, the soils are alluvial and fertile, mainly cultivating Grenache, Cinsault, and Muscat grapes, resulting in wines richer in alcohol.

The majority of the wine produced in the region belongs to the Vins de Pays category, but there are numerous oenological subzones, each producing wines with unique characteristics. Among these, the most productive are Corbières and Coteaux du Languedoc, where mainly red indigenous and international grape varieties are vinified.

Also interesting is the Limoux area, where excellent sparkling wines are produced: the Crémant and the Blanquette de Limoux with the traditional method, but also an excellent ancestral wine produced with the rural method.

The most characteristic wines of the region are the vins doux naturels, produced by fortifying the must through the addition of alcohol (a process called mutage).

Pays d'Oc

The vineyard is omnipresent in Occitania, from the Rhône to the Pyrenees, and the vineyard of the geographical denomination Pays d'Oc has grown with the aim of a perfect alliance between the grape varieties and the territory. Crossing the wine-growing areas included in this denomination leads to the discovery of important historical monuments such as the Pont du Gard, the Canal du Midi, the Cité of Carcassonne, and a plethora of abbeys within the multitude of villages from the Middle Ages, called "circulades" because they grew with a circular layout around a church or a castle.

In this landscape shaped by the vine since ancient times, there are four wine-growing departments:

- Gard
- Hérault
- Aude
- Pyrénées-Orientales

Here, grape varieties and territory marry in perfect harmony.

Recommended pairings and dishes

Matching by concordance

This Crémant is an elegant wine, which should be paired with equally refined dishes.
Thanks to its medium body, it can be satisfyingly paired with dishes that are not too structured.

Matching by contrast

With its freshness and effervescence, it loves dishes endowed with a certain softness and unctuousness, for example created by a rich but not too heavy dressing.

Pairs well with

Seafood appetizers, first courses of seafood and vegetables, delicate fish preparations, cured meats, vegetarian dishes.

Matching by concordance

This Crémant is an elegant wine, which should be paired with equally refined dishes.
Thanks to its medium body, it can be satisfyingly paired with dishes that are not too structured.

Matching by contrast

With its freshness and effervescence, it loves dishes endowed with a certain softness and unctuousness, for example created by a rich but not too heavy dressing.

Pairs well with

Seafood appetizers, first courses of seafood and vegetables, delicate fish preparations, cured meats, vegetarian dishes.

Baked Trout

Baked trout is a simple and tasty main course that can be enriched with cherry tomatoes, olives, capers, aromatic herbs, and served with seasonal vegetables that enhance the delicate flavor and lovely aromas of the fish.

Seafood Risotto

Mussels, clams, squid, shrimp... A classic dish, perfect for special occasions and all seasons, relatively easy to prepare, delicate, of medium structure, and very elegant.

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