2008 Antech "Cuvee Eugenie" Cremant de Limoux (Previously $12)

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From La Maison Antech located in the southern French region of the Languedoc comes this beautiful example of Cremant de Limoux. Named after the grande dame of the estate Eugenie Limouzy, this Cremant is composed of 50% chardonnay, 40% chenin blanc and 10% mauzac. It is produced along the lines of methode champenoise and spends twelve months on the lees before being disgorged. This balanced and elegant sparkling wine reveals subtle hints of citrus fruits, toast and honey. At less than half the price of a bottle of champagne, the cuvee Eugenie is the perfect choice for your house sparkling wine or to feature at parties where quality and good taste matter. 12% abv.

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By: Mari Keilman |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 11/30/2012  | Send Email
I have a love/hate relationship with this cremant; I LOVE it when its here and HATE it when its sold out!!! When you're looking for that fresh, citrus-driven, bright apple and pear laden bottle of bubbles, hands down, this is the best choice!

By: Jim Barr |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/31/2012  | Send Email
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A delightful dry, clean, crisp sparkling wine from the Southwestern area of France that is simply a great buy and the perfect wine for receptions and parties. This will be one of our house sparklers for the month according to The Bean. 12.0% ABV
Drink from 2012 to 2015

By: Jeremy Bohrer |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/2/2012  | Send Email
It's back baby!! This inexpensive sparkler is always in my fridge. You never know when you might need to bust out some bubbles. I love it!

By: Ryan Woodhouse |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 12/30/2011  | Send Email
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This wine is consistently good year after year. Antech is one of our staples for delicious sparklers at very a reasonable price. A Cremant de Limoux, using a cepage of Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Mouzac. The wine has a crisp acid and enough fruit and weight to feel richer and more textural than expected for this budget. Stock up for your next gathering and let the bubbles flow!

By: Kirk Walker |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 11/30/2011  | Send Email
I just can't get enough of this wine. Good fruit, nice toastiness and a nice dry finish.

By: Jeff Garneau |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 11/26/2011  | Send Email
For those looking for French sparkling wines without the high price tag of Champagne, many of the regional “cremants” represent a delicious, less expensive alternative. The best values tend to come from Limoux in the southern French region of Languedoc-Rousillon. This 2008 Antech "Cuvee Eugenie" Cremant de Limoux is a great example. Dry and crisp in style with a ripe, candied lemon peel note. 12 months on the lees imparts a lightly toasted brioche character reminiscent of Champagne. Sparklingly clear with lovely bubbles. All this for a mere $13.99.

By: Jeffrey Jones |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 6/20/2011  | Send Email
This is a refreshing and tasty sparkling wine from Limoux. It is bright with a hint of creaminess and a clean crisp finish. The Antech Cuvee Eugenie is a steal at this price and will go well alone or with a variety of things like fish, chicken or salads.

By: David Othenin-Girard |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 3/9/2011  | Send Email
Perfect substitute for Champers. Lovely brioche nose, clean crisp palate. Only the most discerning palate will pick this out as something other than true Champagne.

By: Kyle Kurani |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 2/28/2011  | Send Email
Life is too short not to drink bubbles and this Cremant affords your the opportunity to do it whenever you feel like. Crisp, bright and clean, a hint of citrus, and refreshing, this is a great mid week sipper, or as a mixer in your favorite bubbly cocktail.

By: Steve Bearden |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 2/17/2011  | Send Email
This delicious sparkler from Limoux is made just like more expensive Champagne but the 40% Chenin Blanc in the blend gives a rounder mid-palate impression. This is rich and toasty with honeyed citrus and stone fruit flavors. There is always a bottle of this chilling in my refrig. at home for spur of the moment sipping.

By: Christie Cartwright |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 12/1/2010  | Send Email
Always the exception to the rule of good bubbles for under $20!! I certainly will be stocking up on plenty for the holidays...its much tastier and pleasing to the palate than most of the cremants and sparklers that are upwards of $25! Elegant, rich, but crisp with great minerality and acid. This one's a keeper!

By: Mike Parres |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 11/9/2010  | Send Email
From the southern French region of the Languedoc comes this beautiful example of Cement de Limoux, very characteristic of the variety, with perfumes of white flower, citrus, lemon soda and drying mineral tones. The wine offers intensity and precision with focused attention on acidity and freshness. A Great party pleaser

By: Jacques Moreira |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/7/2010  | Send Email
Most definetely one of the best deals in bubbles outside of Champagne. With an intriguing balance between richness and delicacy, this lemony and honeyed but perfectly Brut. Pair it with any creamy fish dishes, blinis, fondue, banana-based desserts, carrot Cake, or just as an apperitif watching the sun setting over the Pacific!

By: John Majeski |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 6/25/2010  | Send Email
Limoux, a western Languedoc appellation set in the cooling shadows of the Pyrenees, has been a great source for traditional method sparkling wines since the 16th century. Admirably affordable, it is the perfect bubbly alternative to pricier Champagne, and whether planning a weekend get-together, splashy party or elaborate wedding, adding this elegant, polished sparkler to your table will prove a smart decision. Cremant de Limoux was created in 1990 as a suave, lissome alternative to the more rustic sparkling wines from the region, and has been a fantastic international favorite since its debut. The balanced acidity levels reflect the cool Atlantic breezes and mesh smoothly with apple peel, honeydew and citrus fruit flavors.
Top Value!

 By: GZ |  Review Date: 9/19/2011 
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A clean and crisp sparkling wine that's good to have on hand for any occasion.

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Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Languedoc-Roussillon

Alcohol Content (%): 12