Antech Brut Nature Blanquette de Limoux

SKU #1060163 Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Apple blossom and minty. Dry, but gentle thanks to the soft bubbles. More tingling than fizzing. Green apples, pomelo pith and peel, chicory leaf and a tiny hint of nectarine. Mauzac stripped bare. I'd love to try this with cockles! (TC) Inner quote mark (7/2020)

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Antech's Brut Nature is produced with no added dosage, which translates to a super clean and crisp glass of bubbly. It is composed of 90% Mauzac, 5% Chenin Blanc, and 5% Chardonnay. All harvesting is done by hand. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel, and the wine undergoes a 12-month elevage on the lees, à la méthode traditionelle, before being disgorged. The brut nature is the perfect way to start off any evening's festivities. Its fresh and crisp apple-pear flavors will pair beautifully with a wide range of finger foods and pre-dinner snacks. What a value, too!

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By: Will Blakely | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/28/2022 | Send Email
Guilt-free bubbles for any occasion - from celebratory dinner to average Wednesday night - the Blanquette presents possibly the best value in sparkling wine. Perfectly crisp and refreshingly light, it pairs with virtually any hors d'oeuvres or light proteins, and it's equally as pleasurable to simply sip on its own. With flavors of fresh apple, subtle lime skin, and a finish that leaves you thirsting for more, it's the sort of wine to buy by the case and open liberally. Santé!

By: Brooke Farnden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/27/2022 | Send Email
This wine is awesome! Herbaceous on the front of the palate, with a light salinity and minerality that makes you want some oysters in front of you. Finished with notes of pineapple, orange zest, and tropical fruits!
Top Value!

By: Keith Mabry | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/27/2022 | Send Email
Of all the Antech wines, this is the cultiest and possibly my favorite. Not everyone is drawn to this for its bright brined apple, crispy jicama and crunchy pear flavors. I am though, because this is the ultimate aperitif sparkler. So crisp and racy, this is the goods. Serve it with fresh shucked oysters, crab salad, or maybe a little uni,

By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/27/2022 | Send Email
Quite possibly the perfect aperitif for a great soirée, crisp and refreshing. It is not austere at all as some might think, being a Brut Nature (no added sugar), just delightfully vibrant. As with food, think all kinds of appetizers, oysters and why not... lobsters!

By: Jeffrey Markavage | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/30/2018 | Send Email
I can't possibly write a better review than my colleague below (christina) so I'll keep this short. Bright, lively, bone dry and full of citrus. Tell your friends its a 30$+ bottle and they'll believe it. Great party starter that gives you more money to spend on oysters and crab.

By: Christina Stanley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/17/2018 | Send Email
Bubble therapy, anyone? This bone dry, Sans Dosage sparkler with some history will quench your palate and leave no reason for guilt. Feeling stressed? Jump in the bubble bath with a glass, or just whip up some crudité and wash it down with this gem. From Limoux in Southern France, historically famous for Sparkling wine, the Antech Brut Nature is made from 90% Mauzac blended with Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay. Racy, fresh and energetic, this bottle is universally crowd pleasing, and best of all, won't break the bank.

By: Keith Palace | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/27/2016 | Send Email
Dry, crisp and refreshing! This is the perfect party sparkler for your Holiday party, to pair with oysters, or the serve with appetizers during cocktail hour. And all at a terrific price!

By: Heather Vander Wall | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/4/2016 | Send Email
I am a big fan of the Antech wines from Limoux. This bottling is one of my favorites! The Brut Nature is crisp, light, and citrus-tinged. If you are looking for a good party wine or a great appetizer/starter bottle, this is an excellent choice.

By: Illya Haase | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/27/2015 | Send Email
This is as dry as it gets folks. Zero dosage. Which means outstanding acidity! Perfect for that signature cocktail at your holiday party. Did I mention bone dry and a amazing ability to pair with everything on the holiday menu. Keep a case on hand for all the events on busy holiday calendar.

By: Gary Norton | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/12/2015 | Send Email
With no dosage added, this is the driest of the Antech line. Always crisp and refreshing, it's my opinion that Antech produces the highest quality value-driven sparkling wine on the market right now. The perfect bottle for a wedding, party, or just another Tuesday night.

By: Diana Turk | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/29/2015 | Send Email
Spare and crisp, this sparkler does heavy lifting, whether it's holding its own in a cocktail or the star of a toast. Subtle white flowers on the nose with apple and pear notes, clean Antech is a natural for summer sipping but will also power through the holidays. Dry, refreshing, gorgeous finish - it's perfect for special occasions, though at this price, any night can be transformed.

By: John Majeski | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/26/2015 | Send Email
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Zero is my favorite number, or rather ‘un-number’ when it comes to most sparkling wines, as I prefer the naked, pure, crystalline fruit unadorned by added dosage, and the sheer raciness and zing of this stainless fermented bubbly from Limoux answers the call with laser flavors of green apple, lemon and white pear. Bring on a platter of fresh raw oysters or mussels mariniere and watch the shells pile up. Gotta love it!
Top Value!

By: Ivan Diaz | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/2/2015 | Send Email
Almost Chablis-like in its austerity and crispness, the Blanquette shows flavors of Granny Smith apples, seashell minerality, and Meyer lemon. The Brut Nature designation assures us that there is no additional sugar dosage in this wine's production. Perfect warm-weather quaffing, and a perfect pairing with oysters, ceviche, or whatever fresh seafood tickles your fancy.

By: Mulan Chan-Randel | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/20/2013 | Send Email
Bubble heads who really enjoy a brisk and crisp sparkler need look no further. Antech's Brut Nature sparkling wine is vinified with zero dosage, making it quite possibly the most precise and racy sparkling wine on our shelves. Try it with an assorted platter of fruit de mer, or as a very high quality sparkler for your next mimosa.

By: Jeremy Bohrer | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 12/13/2011 | Send Email
Crisp, clean and delicious! Perfect for any occasion.

By: Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/23/2011 | Send Email
This a wonderful sparkling wine. It is bright and full of refreshing crisp flavors. There is no dosage but the Antech Brut Nature is not overly dry and bitter. It is, instead, a lively and dry wine. Great alone, it should also go well with light foods.

By: Jeff Garneau | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/23/2011 | Send Email
The Limoux area of the Languedoc in southern France is the oldest sparkling wine producing region in the world, predating even Champagne. Blanquette is made mostly from the local variety Mauzac, which adds a delightfully crisp, fresh apple quality. The remainder is Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay. Antech's Brut Nature is produced with no added dosage, creating a wine that is super dry, crisp and clean, and bracingly refreshing. Delicious, and a terrific value!

By: Mari Keilman | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/29/2011 | Send Email
So perfect for those al fresco summer dinners. Or maybe a romantic dinner with a plate of oysters is your cup of tea...

By: Kyle Kurani | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/28/2011 | Send Email
The Antech is the kind of wine I love to drink during the Summer. Crisp, bright, core fruits, and bubbles! Life is too short to not make bubbly happen more often. Wonderfully refreshing by itself, and inexpensive enough for playing the part of bubbly in any cocktail.

By: Mike Parres | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/16/2011 | Send Email
For the first days of summer, there is nothing better then bubbles. This is Straw yellow and has a creamy mousse with a delicate, long-lasting bead on the nose you will find releasing hints of apples and tropical fruit, plus wisteria blossoms, wonderful balance and elegance. The Palate is bone DRY, crisp with admirable fullness and length. This will also work great with O.J. for your Sunday morning brunch. This is a wine of great balance and elegance and an excellent aperitif for all social occasions.

By: David Othenin-Girard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/9/2011 | Send Email
Meaty, beefy, austere, intense. Weird, but fun! GEEKS only.

By: Kirk Walker | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 12/28/2010 | Send Email
Super dry bubbles. This does more than flirt with being austere. That being said, "thank you mistress, may I have another?"

By: Adam Parry | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/26/2010 | Send Email
This is an excellent value wine--clean,crisp and bone dry! It's a great alternative to Prosecco or Cava. Made in the true Champagne method with no dosage. A great aperitif.

By: Gary Lai | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/21/2010 | Send Email
"Most of the world credits the invention of sparkling wine to the Champagne region, and to Dom Perignon. The legend, and possible real story, is far more interesting. According to Limoux natives, it was really invented there when Blanquette was created in their backyard. Its existence is documented as far back as the 1500s. When the great dom passed through, he stole the idea, they allege." -Kelby Carr ...This Cremant de Limoux is clean, bright and unassuming. Great to drink as is, or to mix a champagne-cocktail drink! Perfect for the holidays...-GLai

By: Scott Beckerley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/15/2010 | Send Email
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An excellent, affordable bubbly that is the perfect way to start a meal. Clean and crisp, with granny-smith apples and bartlett pear fruit. excellent acidity to add zip(!) to the finish. Perfect with finger foods and oysters.
Top Value!

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