Crémant de Limoux: Domaine Collin 'Cuvée Prestige' Rosé
Like its white sibling, this salmon-pink rosé gives great bang for the buck.
|Style||Rose Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Languedoc, Limoux|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Noir|
|Food & Wine Matching||Olives|
|Cellarage||Best drunk within 2-3 years of bottling.|
|Vinification||The grapes are hand-picked at optimum ripeness and are then pressed and fermented to produce a still wine. This base wine is then vinified in the Méthode Traditionelle to induce a secondary fermentation. The wine rests on its lees for at least 15 months before dégorgement and final bottling.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||12.5|
Domaine Collin (Phillippe Collin)
Philippe Collin is the son of a Champenois vigneron and he moved to Limoux in 1980, planting his vineyard from scratch around the village of Tourreilles. Philippe has long been a fervent believer that Limoux provides an ideal climate for the Champagne grapes, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Historically, Philippe has been frustrated by the appellation rules which stated that the local grape, Mauzac, must dominate Limoux sparkling AOC wines. In 1990, the appellation of Crémant de Limoux was created to include higher proportions of Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc and, in 2003, Pinot Noir was finally sanctioned as a permitted grape variety.
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