The locals in Limoux say they created the method of secondary fermentation of a wine in bottle even before the guys up in Champagne. Maybe, but this blend of Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Mauzac is deliciously easy and fresh, and cheaper than any Champagne. Flavors of apples and cream dominate a fine celebratory aperitif wine, which comes from the top cooperative of the region.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.