M Côté Mas St. Hilaire Crémant de Limoux Rosé NV BrutRegion:
Spring has arrived, so what better way to relax than with
a glass of something bubbly, like this delicious and refreshing sparkling wine from Limoux in France’s Languedoc region.
The M Côté Mas St. Hilaire Crémant de Limoux Rosé NV Brut has a very
attractive coppery salmon color with small lively bubbles that form a delicate
necklace around the glass. To taste it is delightfully crisp and refreshing
with a soft, creamy mousse that has a persistent prickle and focus. Delicate,
yet delicious aromas and flavors of red currants, wild strawberry, blood orange
with hints of freshly baked bread and nuances of dried herbs.
At the Table: M Côté Mas is a
perfect wine to enjoy chilled on its own or with some savory nibbles or appetizer
dishes. It would pair really well with pizza, particularly something like this No-Knead Fennel and Anchovy Pizza.
About Crémant de Limoux and M Côté Mas: Crémant de Limoux is
one of seven AOC designated Crémant wines in France. The others are Crémant d’Alsace,
Crémant de Die, Crémant de Bordeaux, Crémant de Bourgogne, Crémant de Jura and
Crémant de Loire.
All Crémant wines are
made using the traditional method. Crémant de Limoux is a sparkling wine made
around the city of Limoux in the Languedoc. The wines can be white or rosé.
M Côté Mas Rosé is
produced by Domaines Paul Mas, where owner/winemaker Jean-Claude Mas is
something of trailblazer in terms of his dynamic personality and
progressive range of wines. M Côté Mas is a blend of 70%
Chardonnay, 20% Chenin Blanc and 10% Pinot Noir. After the second fermentation
in bottle it was aged 12 months ‘en tirage’ – i.e. on the lees before being
disgorged, The dosage is 10g/l.