JEAN-LOUIS DENOIS

IN STOCK

Brut Classique

Grapes Carignan, Macabeu, Chardonnay
Colour White
Origin France
ABV 12.5%

Made from a blend of Chardonnay, Macabeu with Carignan Noir this is a subtly delicate colour hints of pink from the briefest skin contact. Bright and delightfully fresh fruit make this a very appetising sparkler, perfect for any occasion.

*Case Price: Mix any 12 bottles of wine or 6 bottles of Champagne, Spirits or Fortified to get the 'case price discount' for each bottle. Free mainland delivery for all orders over £100.

Denois' new sparkling wine is a surprising blend of Chardonnay Macabeau, Carignan and Syrah, which gives it a lovely pale pink tinge and floral summer red fruits. Vivaciously fresh and much more classy than its price suggests. Drink 2012-2014

1

The South of France is not the most obvious place to look for good sparkling wine, but the vineyards of Limoux have been making fizz since long before the Champenois. Jean-Louis Denois, originally from Champagne, spotted the potential of the Limoux terroir and moved to the region. He was not, however, a fan of Mauzac – the grape variety behind the region's speciality, Blanquette de Limoux – and ripped out the vines, replacing them with the more familiar Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Despite being such a long way south, the clay and limestone vineyards are at altitude (200 to 400 metres) helping to retain the freshness required for sparkling wine production. A busy character, Jean-Louis studied in Beaune and worked in wineries in California, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa before finding his calling in the foothills of the Pyrenees.

This wine isn't currently part of a mixed case, but you can always browse our full selection of mixed cases here.
  • We offer free nationwide delivery for all orders over £100. For orders under £100 please call 020 7244 0522
  • Order & Collect from any of our 4 London shops. Order by Midnight for collection the next day from 11am
  • For full delivery details see our Delivery page.

ORDER     COLLECT

ORDER ONLINE AND COLLECT FROM ONE OF OUR SHOPS