Domaine J. Laurens - La Digne D'Aval
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A.O.C. Limoux
Domaine J. Laurens

Domaine J. Laurens - La Digne D'Aval

Domaine J. Laurens - La Digne D'Aval

Domaine J. Laurens - La Digne D'Aval

Domaine J. Laurens - La Digne D'Aval

Domaine J. Laurens - La Digne D'Aval

Domaine J. Laurens - La Digne D'Aval
Domaine J. Laurens - La Digne D'Aval

The domain is located in the south of France, on the small village called 'La Digne d'Aval', less than 5 kilometres from Limoux, a stone’s throw away from the famous old city of Carcassonne, one hour from Toulouse and two hours from Montpellier.

Since the years 80, the domain elaborate only sparkling wines in ‘’AOC’’ of Blanquette and Cremant de Limoux on 30 hectares. Year after year they have been consolidating their reputation of quality in France but also all over Europe, in the USA, Canada or Japon or Australia.

We invite you to visit our winery , our strict ways of cultivation and winemaking in traditional method and we will be happy to welcome you at Domaine J.Laurens for a tour and a tasting of our sparkling wines.

In the years 80, an expert from the Champagne region steeped in the tradition of refined, light sparkling wine understand the interest of Limoux's terroir : Michel Dervin decide to buy some vineyard in the area and start producing the well known Blanquette de Limoux. In 2002, Jacques Calvel, who was an entrepreneur in Switzerland, but native of Limoux and attracted by wines take over. Helped by Michel "savoir faire" and Henri Albrus, the winemaker, he decided to restructure the domain : vineyard and equipment in order to guarantee a high quality every year. Today in 2009 the Domaine J.Laurens is proud to produce a splendid range of Blanquette & Cremant de Limoux– with a healthy vineyard, new buildings, a more consequent team and an increase of sales but still with the same quality philosophy.
White Wine = White Wine Blanquette, Sparkling Wine= Blanquette, Sparkling Wine
 
  Blanquette de Limoux was created in 1531 in the cellars of the Benedictine Saint Hilaire Abbey when a monk discovered that the wine that he had bottled and carefully corked formed bubbles, after a second fermentation. The first sparkling wine in the world had just been invented in this splendid abbey. Historians have found texts dating from that period which mention "flascons de Blanquette" and during the XVII century, the Britains fell under the charm too, the English author George Farquhar wrote "Brut sparkles like the lively remarks of a man of wit". Defined since 1929, the Limoux zone of production was the first to create a controlled label of origin in the Languedoc with Blanquette and Blanquette Méthode Ancestrale in 1938, both of them are elaborated with the traditional white grape variety of Limoux: Mauzac. More recently, the decree published in 1990 added a new appellation: Crémant de Limoux and following a recent change at the decret, Cremant de Limoux is now produce with Chardonnay and Chenin. We can also add Mauzac and/or Pinot noir.

We realize that protecting the landscape is very important as well as respecting the biological diversity and we always tried to minimize the treatments. For each of our vines we apply the method of reasoned agriculture by observing the vineyard every day and with the help of a professional technician we know how to use treatments only if it’s really necessary. On the other hand we choose only products that help in protecting the soil: for example we only use organic fertilizer.

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Domaine J. Laurens - La Digne D'Aval

Domaine J. Laurens - La Digne D'Aval

Domaine J. Laurens - La Digne D'Aval

Domaine J. Laurens - La Digne D'Aval

Domaine J. Laurens - La Digne D'Aval
Opening Domaine J. Laurens - La Digne D'Aval:

- 01 January to 31 December
- Monday to Saturday - From 09:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 18:00
- Closed day(s): Sunday
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Limoux is best known for its sparkling wine, Blanquette de Limoux. This is reputed to be the oldest sparkling wine in France and dates back to 1531 when Benedictine monks from Saint Hilaire Abbey discovered that the wine they had laid down had fermented and formed bubbles. This was the beginning of Limoux’s bubbly - the Blanquette de Limoux which was the first AOC to be created in the Languedoc area. The process (the locals say) was stolen by Dom Perignon who went on to create ‘champagne‘. however the Limoux sparkling wine is a very high quality champagne substitute and Crémant, which was developed in 1990, has a top class reputation. Now a prestigious event attracting buyers from all over the world, “Toques & Clochers” puts up for auction the most promising barrels of AOC Limoux. A share of the proceeds are then used to finance the renovation of bell towers in surrounding villages. Every year the auction is hosted by one of France’s great chefs popularly referred to as a “Toques”, the traditional white chef’s hat....


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History tells us that Blanquette de Limoux, the world's first sparkling wine, dates as far back as 1531. At the time, the monks of the Benedictine abbey of Saint-Hilaire, near Limoux, were producing a somewhat unusual white wine in their cellars. Inside its glass flask, with a cork top - very rare for wines at this time - it acquired a natural sparkle. This was the forefather of the brut which is tasted today at the world's most prestigious tables. Since they first started cultivating vines, the growers of Limoux have aimed at maintaining the originality of the Blanquette de Limoux growth and developing its quality. The region's surrounding hills protect it from the extremes of the Mediterranean and Atlantic climates, with the area enjoying a microclimate particularly suitable for making quality white wine. The vines classified in the appellation are always planted at the top of southern-facing slopes, giving the best exposure. The soil here is shallow and sparse, full of chalk and stone....


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  Domaine J. Laurens
 
Cellars and Domains
 
Les Graimenous
11300 La Digne D'Aval

Phone +33 4.68.31.54.54
Fax +33 4.68.31.61.61

Email -
domaine.jlaurens@wanadoo.fr

Website -
www.jlaurens.fr
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Blanquette et Crémant Méthode: Traditionnelle 9.00 € to 15.00 €
 
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