Wine: M Côté Mas St. Hilaire Crémant de Limoux Rosé NV Brut
Region: Languedoc, France
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.