Wine of Limoux appellation
In 1531, the monks down in their cellars in the Benedictine Abbey of Saint-Hilaire, near Limoux, created an unusual white wine, which naturally produced a secondary fermentation in its glass bottle sealed with a cork. Limoux had produced the first sparkling wine in the world. The Limoux AOC produces still and sparkling wines, of which the best known is probably Blanquette de Limoux. 

Demarcated in 1929, the Limoux production area was the first to give birth to an AOC in the Languedoc region with Blanquette de Limoux and Blanquette Méthode Ancestrale (decrees of 18 February 1938) and was one of the first appellations in France. The production of still white wine was in turn recognised by a decree of 21 February 1959, amended 29 July, 1993 in terms of its varietals (Mauzac 15% minimum, Chardonnay and Chenin) and vinification which must be carried out in oak barrels. A decree of 21 August 1990 added a new appellation, Crémant de Limoux. Finally, more recently, the Limoux red appellation was recognised by a decree of 23 June 2004. 

The Limoux vineyards cover an area of 7,800 hectares, of which 2,000 are AOC in 41 communes grouped into 4 non-hierarchical terroirs, simply identified through their climatology: the Autan terroir, the Mediterranean terroir, the oceanic terroir and the Upper Valley terroir.

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Toques et Clochers - Terroir Autan 2014

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Toques et Clochers - Terroir Océanique 2014

Toques et Clochers - Terroir Haute Vallée 2014

Calmel & Joseph - Les Crus - Limoux 2014

Domaine Les Hautes Terres - Louis 2015

La Capitelle de BaronArques - Limoux 2013

Toques et Clochers - Terroir Méditerranéen 2013

Toques et Clochers - Terroir Océanique 2013

Toques et Clochers - Terroir Autan 2013

Toques et Clochers - Terroir Haute Vallée 2013

Domaine de Baron'Arques 2007

La Capitelle du Domaine de Baron'Arques 2011

Plô Roucarels - Limoux 2012

Plô Roucarels - Limoux 2011

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