There really is no place quiet as magical as the south of France. Not only is Limoux, in the Languedoc, the ancestral birthplace of sparkling wine, but there is a plethora of amazingly affordable and delicious rose wine to choose from. In today’s sparkler, the Cote Mas Cremant de Limoux Rose Brut fits the bill perfectly. This enticing blend of 70% Chardonnay, 20% Chenin Blanc, 10% Pinot Noir is fermented in stainless steel before it’s Methode Traditionelle secondary fermentation in bottle. A beautiful pink color with bold peach and stone fruit flavors, effervescent with blood orange and strawberries. At $15, it’s an everyday value and is fantastic with cheese or potato chips! Another sample from our friends at Gregory White PR, we salute you!
Monday Monday. It’s Monday, and I hate Mondays. But, on the update, it’s the last Monday in 2015. So how do we celebrate? With Faire la Fête of course! Faire la Fête is a blend of Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Pinot Noir, from Limoux, France. Much like yesterday’s Crémant, this wine is from the birthplace of sparkling wine, and is where there is a month long carnival (fête) each year before Lent. This is a fun, lively bubbly, that is full of bright white peaches, lemons, cherry blossoms and fresh cream. This wine encourages you to celebrate every day life, and is a fête in itself. At under $20, it is a great everyday fizzy that you can enjoy with oysters, desserts, or a warm afternoon in the sunshine. Thank you to Banner Media Group for introducing me to this great wine!