Blanquette de Limoux is the world’s oldest sparkling wine. The fermenting process was invented in the Benedictine abbey of St Hilaire in 1531 (the earliest record champagne being in 1662). The second fermentation of Blanquette & Cremant wines always occurs in the bottle in the same way as champagne. Most sparkling wines from the rest of the world use the method “charmat’ where the second fermentation utilises large steel tanks which we believe leads to a reduction in quality of the wine.

Our Blanquettes & Cremants are sourced from two premier producers in the French town of Limoux ‘the Birthplace of Bubbles’.

Sieur d’Arques produces the distinctive Premiere Bulle, translated as ‘First Bubble’, reflecting Limoux’s location as the origin of sparkling wines. It is a large co-operative with 750 members & produces three-quarters of all the Limoux wines.

Antech is a smaller sixth generation family producer, originally developed by Eugenie Limouzy, one of the first women to manage a vineyard in the South of France.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the following, call into Punch or contact us at vinsdelimoux @punchhonley.co.uk or just click this box.

SIEUR D’ARQUES – PREMIER BULLE

Blanquette de Limoux

Grape Varieties: mauzac (90%), chenin (5%), chardonnay (5%)
Bottles – £15 each
Case of 6 – £75

Cremant de Limoux

Grape Varieties: chardonnay (70%), chenin (20%), mauzac (10%)
Bottles – £15.5 each
Case of 6 – £77.50

Cremant de Limoux Rose

Grape Varieties: chardonnay (70%), pinot (10%), chenin (20%)
Bottles – £16 each
Case of 6 – £80

Blanquette de Limoux On the Rocks

Grape Varieties: mauzac (100%)
Bottles – £15 each
Case of 6 – £75

ANTECH, DOMAIN DE FLASSIAN

Blanquette de Limoux Cuvee Tradition

Grape Varieties: mauzac (90%), chenin (5%), chardonnay (5%)
Bottles – £15.5 each
Case of 6 – £77.5

Cremant de Limoux Cuvee Eugenie

Grape Varieties: chardonnay (70%), chenin (20%), mauzac (10%)
Bottles – £16 each
Case of 6 – £80

Cremant de Limoux Rose Emotion

Grape Varieties: chardonnay (70%), pinot (10%), chenin (20%)
Bottles – £16.5 each
Case of 6 – £82.5

Cremant de Limoux Cuvee Elixir

Grape Varieties: chardonnay (70%), chenin (20%), mauzac (10%)
Bottles – £27 each
Case of 6 – £135