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Jean Louis Denois makes his amazing sparkling in Limoux, which is best known for its Blanquette de Limoux, made from Mauzac grape. Jean Louis felt that the Mauzac grape was inferior and ripped all of his out to plant traditional Champagne grapes Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to make a better sparking wine!
This is the best sparkling you will find at $20
Jean Louis Denois Brut Chardonnay....$19.99"Denois’s non-vintage Chardonnay Brut Blanc de Blancs. Legally, this “traditional method” wine is merely a vin mousseux, yet it is in fact a tribute to the terroir of Limoux (whose sparkling wine appellation must be based on the local Blanquette de Limoux a.k.a. Mauzac grape, for which Denois evidently has little respect). It will be hard to find a more delicious and interesting sparkling wine for the price. Ripe apricot, grapefruit, blueberries, and lily in the nose lead to an intensely pit-fruited palate that – despite a mere five grams of residual sugar – suggests a hint of sweetness on account of its sheer ripeness. Yet, there are suggestions of saline, chalky minerality here as well, a fine mousse, and a refined finish. This will be easy to guzzle but not to forget. Bravo Denois!" -- The Wine Advocate
Jean-Louis Denois is a troublemaker – for example, he battled the French authorities for the right to plant Riesling in the Languedoc – and we all know that a lot of good (though in his case no right to Riesling) can come from troublemakers.
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