Commune de Saint-Hilaire

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La blanquette de Limoux et l’abbaye de Saint-Hilaire à Chicago !

Publié le mer. 19 oct. 2016

Dans le Chicago Tribune du 11 octobre, un article évoque les vins du Languedoc et la blanquette de Limoux méthode ancestrale « inventée » au milieu du XVIème siècle par les moines de l’abbaye de Saint-Hilaire, 100 ans avant le champagne.

« Naturally the area turns out rosé, the unofficial official wine of the south of France, but the Languedoc also lays claim to being the first to produce sparkling wine in the traditional method, via fermentation in the bottle. Documentation shows that this method was first used in Limoux in the mid-16th century, about 100 years before it showed up in the region that made it world-famous: Champagne.(...)

2014 Saint-Hilaire Blanquette de Limoux: This frothy, brut sparkler is named for Saint-Hilaire abbey, where monks first made bubbly using the traditional method almost 500 years ago. This one, made of 90 percent mauzac, plus chardonnay and chenin blanc, offered pleasant yeast aromas followed by flavors of orange zest, lime and toast. $14 »

Par Michaël Austin dans le Chicago Tribune du 11octobre 2016

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/drink/wine/sc...