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  • 29. Blanquette de Limoux AC 2015 Monsieur S

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    Etienne Fort

    100% Mauzac (12% alc.)

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    In just his late twenties Etienne Fort makes brilliant sparkling wines by the methode traditionelle (the same as for champagne), from the best parcels of 11 hectares of organically worked vines in the high altitude (450m) limestone based foothills of the Pyrénées. Aged for six months in cuve, then a year in bottle, and disgorged with no dosage, this exceptional value fizz has a fine bubble, and refreshing zesty fruit

  • 30. Crémant de Limoux AC 2015 Monsieur S

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    Etienne Fort

    100% Chardonnay (12.5% alc.)

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    Etienne’s chardonnay based Crémant is a slightly more complex sparkling wine. Once again the organically tended vines are at high altitude (450m), which helps to preserve freshness and cut (and by coincidence he also sold some of his grapes to top Chablis producer Thomas Pico in 2016 to help make a fine still chardonnay). Low yields and natural yeasts for the first fermentation, the wine is then aged in old demi-muids for six months before being bottled off for the secondary fermentation and 12 months ageing on the lees. Disgorged with zero dosage, this has attactive citrus fruits, a nice saline freshness and gentle bitters on the finish.