J. Laurens 2017 Crémant de Limoux Brut ‘Les Graimenous’Regular price £20
J. Laurens' Les Graimenous is remarkable value. It is a traditional method Languedoc sparkling wine which, 99 times out of 100, is a far better choice than similarly-priced Champagne. Made predominantly with Chardonnay using the domaine's best fruit and in the same way as Champagne, it has a lovely apple freshness and some subtle bready, toasty notes that mark it out as a wine of real quality.
60% Chardonnay, 30% Chenin Blanc, 5% Mauzac, 5% Pinot Noir. Vineyards near Carcassonne. Traditional (Champagne) method.