You are using an old browser that may not function as expected. <br><strong>For a better, safer browsing experience, please upgrade your browser.</strong>

Log in Become a Member

The appellation for sparkling wines is located in the Aude département in the west of the French wine-growing region of Languedoc and is identical to the Limoux area. It was already classified as an AOC in 1938 and belongs to the second quality category "Grands Vins du Languedoc". A document from 1531 reports that a sparkling wine was produced here long before Champagne by the Benedictine monks of Saint-Hilaire Abbey. Incidentally, they were already using corks made of oak bark. The sparkling wine is produced from at least 90% Blanquette (Mauzac Bl anc), as well as possibly the varieties Chenin Bl anc and Chardonnay, by means of bottle fermentation in all degrees of sweetness.

Voices of our members

Roman Horvath MW

wein.plus is a handy, efficient guide to a quick overview of the colourful world of wines, winegrowers and grape varieties. In Wine lexicon, the most comprehensive of its kind in the world, you will find around 26,000 keywords on the subject of grape varieties, wineries, wine-growing regions and much more.

Roman Horvath MW
Domäne Wachau (Wachau)

The world's largest Lexicon of wine terms.

26,079 Keywords · 46,828 Synonyms · 5,323 Translations · 31,413 Pronunciations · 186,871 Cross-references
made with by our author Norbert F. J. Tischelmayer. About the Lexicon