Gerard Bertrand Cuvee Thomas Jefferson 2013

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Limoux is the area where sparkling wine originated. In 1531, the monks of Saint Hilaire discovered the first wine with bubbles. Situated in the foothills of the Pyrenees, these vineyards benefit from the cool conditions required to make sparkling wines of quality.

This exceptional quality had even founded an echo across the Atlantic: The White House. Indeed, Thomas Jefferson was Limoux’ greatest admirer, and he discretely cultivated his love for France and for Limoux sparkling wine. Actually, wine from Limoux was was the only sparkling wine to be found in his personal cellar.

 

TASTING NOTES:

The Chenin and Chardonnay grapes bring texture and balance, with the Chardonnay also providing the fine bubbles. The Chenin adds vivacity, and enhances the cremant’s impressive longevity.

On the eye: A beautiful, golden yellow robe.

On the nose: Complex and aromatic revealing hints of white flower, with hints of honey, green apple and toast.

On the palate: Crisp, elegant structure where the fine texture of the bubbles complements the wine’s natural vivacity wonderfully.

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