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Méthode rurale

Designation for the oldest form of production (rurale = rural) of sparkling wine, which is common in the Limoux region in the south of France. The appellation is called Blanquette de Limoux. Depending on the region, this method is called Méthode ancestrale (ancient), Méthode artisanale (artisanal) or Méthode gaillacoise (after the Gaillac region in south-west France). These products are known as Pétillant Naturals (Pét Nats) and belong to the large group of Orange Wines. Sparkling wines and still wines produced in this way have become popular again in many countries in recent years.

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