Blanquette de Limoux, world’s first sparkling wine

Date:april 14 2011

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Blanquette de Limoux

Sparkling wine was discovered by Benedictine monks at Sainte Hilaire abbey 14km northeast of Limoux and today the hills surrounding Limoux are filled with vines growing the Mauzac grape. Not as popular as it’s more famous rival Champagne, the Blanquette de Limoux will always be the world’s first sparkling wine and provides a lively, refreshing alternative at an excellent price.

The Limoux appellation area is situated to the west of Corbieres and the south of La Malpère, crossed from north to south by the Aude river and cut through by a network of streams. Perpendicular to the Aude, it divides into two very distinct zones; in the north a gently rolling landscape with no hills higher than 400 metres (1,312 feet); to the south, steeper more rugged terrain.

Blanquette Methode Ancentral is made entirely from Mauzac grapes; Blanquette wines made by the Methode Traditionalle are a blend of Mauzac with Chenin and Chardonnay. Local wine growers maintain that the monks of the Abbey of Saint Hilaire ‘invented’ effervescence’ long before Dom Perignon in Champagne

Limoux AOC

As well as the sparkling version there is a Limoux appellation controlle which is a white wine made from Chardonnay, Chenin and Mauzac grape varieties, often with a woody flavour.

The Limoux viticultural area extends along the Aude river from Campagne-sur-Aude and Esperaza as far as Pomas to the north east of Limoux. The appellation comprises 41 communes nestling in the foothills of the Pyrenees, enclosed by the Monts des Corbieres and opening onto the Carcassonne region to the North.

The appellation produces dry whites that must be vinified and matured in oak barrels until the first day of May following the vintage – hence the woody flavour.


Foodies and wine lovers travel north from Manila to wine and dine at Philippines’ best fine dining restaurant in Pampanga Clark Freeport worth the 60-minutes drive for a memorable evening of good food with vintage wine at Yats Restaurant & Wine Bar

This fine dining restaurant is also famous for its low carbohydrates “low carb” dishes highly recommended for frequent diners who are on a low fat food and favor healthy food. This is a unique restaurant that can help frequent diners maintain a healthy diet and enjoy delicious fine dining cuisine at the same time. Vegetarian dishes are a specialty here also and so are “halal” cuisines also.

Favorites of frequent diners, foodies and wine lovers are steaks, Wagyu, Foie Gras, lobsters, venison, kangaroo loin, osso buco, veal chops, Kurabuto pork, escargots and a good selection of cheeses to enjoy with fine Vintage port and Sauternes. Cuban cigars such as Monte Cristo, Cohiba, Upmann, Partagas, Romeo Julieta and Trinidad are also available in the Magnum Room which is a wine bar and lounge for before and after dinner relaxation. A good selection of Armagnac, Cognac, Single Malt, Vodka and other liquor is served in addition to the wine vintage wines some served by the glass.

Recent opinion survey of frequent travelers heading north towards Subic and Clark Pampanga revealed that the number one most frequently visited fine dining restaurant in Pampanga is Yats Restaurant & Wine Bar located in Clark Philippines.

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Getting to this fine dining restaurant of Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone Pampanga Philippines
How to get to this fine-dining restaurant in Clark Philippines? Once you get to Clark Freeport, go straight until you hit Mimosa. After you enter Mimosa, stay on the left on Mimosa Drive, go past the Holiday Inn and Yats Restaurant (green top, independent 1-storey structure) is on your left. Just past the Yats Restaurant is the London Pub.

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