J. Laurens Brut Cremant de Limoux
Wine & Spirits
This sparkler's zingy lemon-lime flavors evolve into fuller pineapple and citrus notes, a yeasty character adding breadth and weight. The full flavors and light, cardamom-like spice suit it to the dinner table, with rich fish or roasted chicken.
You should always have a handful of bottles of this sparkler on hand for impromptu parties (because a sudden Tuesday night fete with your pals is, of course, better with bubbly).This wallet-friendly "Blanc de Blancs" drinks like an expensive French Champagne, with a rich yeasty nose and body to match. It's called a "Cremant de Limoux," the official name for a sparkling wine from Limoux in southern France near Carcasspnne (that meets certain production and quality requirements). Definitely worth a serious look. Your friends will swear they're drinking Champagne worth 2-3 times what you paid!