Gérard Bertrand “Thomas Jefferson Cuvée” Crémant de Limoux ROSÉ: Languedoc-Rousillon, France

Grapes: Chardonnay/Chenin Blanc/Pinot Noir/Mauzax

Region/History Notes: Limoux, a small, cool-climate outcropping in Languedoc was actually the first to accidentally discover sparkling wine- even before the region of Champagne who ultimately mastered the style of wine. Thomas Jefferson was a huge admirer of the sparkling style of wine and collected quite a bit of Crémant de Limoux. “Crémant” is a term used for sparkling wine made in France, not Champagne but made in the same style and method.

Tasting Notes: Small, tight bubbles but the mousse (bubble structure/texture in your mouth) remains soft. Refreshing acidity with bright and crisp fruit. Great with brunch, lunch, before dinner, during dinner, or after…or straight from the bottle!