Crémant de Limoux Les Graimenous Brut 2019
J Laurens

Crémant de Limoux Les Graimenous Brut 2019
  • £19

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How J. Laurens continue to make this incredible Crémant for such a low price is a total mystery. It's made in the same painstaking traditional way as Champagne, from the domaine's best parcels of vines - and tastes better than many Champagnes we've tried at double the price.

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Crémant de Limoux Les Graimenous Brut 2019
Looking down through the vineyards of J Laurens

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In Limoux, big co-operatives like Sieur d’Arques still produce around 80% of the area's wine. It's tough finding smaller, more interesting, standout producers, especially those focused on sparkling wines. That's where Domaine J Laurens comes in. Led by Jacques Calvel, this domaine continues the work started by Champagne enthusiast Michel…

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  • Energetic and zingy; citrus, honey, hints of apple; well-rounded with a long finish.
  • A blend of 60% Chardonnay, 30% Chenin and small amounts of Mauzac and Pinot Noir grown near Carcassonne.
  • A vintage Languedoc sparkling wine made by the traditional (Champagne) method from J. Laurens' best fruit.
  • Ready to drink from release.
  • Delicious served with the creaminess of crab, or as a brilliant alternative to a Champagne apéritif.


91 POINTS - DECANTER - 2021 

"Ripe peach, Bramley apple and yellow plums express themselves fully on the nose, the energetic bubbles creating a vortex of orchard fruit aromas. There’s a roundness and weight in the mouth, a creamy ripeness, some crème patissière and honeysuckle characters. Light bitter lemon rind spears through the finish and the full foamy mousse."


"With its fresh lemons and delicate florals on the nose, this great-value crémant is both refreshing and pretty, with a pithy lemon sherbet vein under ripe yellow apple and pear flavours. Bright, large bubbles activate the attack and carry a chalky, mineral texture onto the finish. Hand-harvested Chardonnay and Chenin take centre stage, while Pinot Noir and the local Mauzac lend back-up vocals."


"A complex nose, full of cirtrus fruits and wild flower honey. This has a gorgeous weight to it, immediately impactful but with a lightness of touch. Crisp green apples come in on the palate supported by lemon and lime juiciness. Good acidity levels keep this refreshing. Well-rounded and balanced. A more serious wine if you can call it that, giving more depth so this would be excellent with food but their regular methode traditionelle is also an excellent crowd-pleasing aperitif style. A blend of 60% Chardonnay, 30% Chenin Blanc and 5% Mauzac Blanc. Incredible value and a seriously delicious alternative to Champagne."


"Mountain-stream stuff" 

"There are many champagnes that offer much less pleasure than this!"