Gerard Bertrand Cremant 2019
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 benefitfrom 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 Franceand for Limoux sparkling wine. Actually, wine from Limoux was the only sparkling wine to be found in his personal cellar.
The Chenin and Chardonnay grapes bring texture and balance, with the Chardonnay also providing the fine bubbles. The Chenin adds vivacity, and enhances the crémant’s impressive longevity. Cremant Thomas Jefferson reveals a beautiful, golden yellow robe. Complex, aromatic nose revealing hints of white flower, with hints of honey, green apple and toast. Crisp, elegant structure on the palate, where the fine texture of the bubbles complements the wine’s naturally.