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The town of Limoux

Limoux is a welcoming town. Here we know what living means and there is no lack of assets to seduce you. Starting with three strong points: the longest folk festival in the world; the Carnival, the land that produces the oldest brut in the world; the Blanquette, and, recently recognised, the best white wine in the world. But all this does not raise the heads of the Limouxins who know how to remain modest and welcoming. Here, life is also a celebration. The town council offers you many activities during the summer period.

In 1531, the blanquette was born. Blanquette was invented by the monks of Saint Hilaire Abbey, whose written records date back to 835. They were the first to have "bubbled with white wine". Documents dating from 1531 attest to this, since the Sieurs d'Arques at that time were already ordering "bottles of blanquette". A text from 1544 describes how the monks were to seal the bottle with cork with an iron ring. Blanquette de Limoux was born a century before Dom Pérignon. It is one of the oldest A.O.C. wines since it was recognised in 1938. Blanquette de Limoux favours Mauzac while Crémant is a harmonious blend of Chardonnay, Mauzac and Chenin, aged for 12 months instead of 9 months.

Blanquette Méthode Ancestrale, which everyone in the Haute-Vallée liked to perfect for a beautiful emulation in the same village, has been made since 1531 in Limoux. Today, wineries and producers are making this traditional Blanquette, which has a lower alcohol content. An excellent dessert wine.