ANTECH, Cremant de Limoux, Expression Brut – Limoux, France
A wonderfully expressive Cremant from the 6th generation Antech family, based near Carcassone in the south of France. This is a blend of Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Mauzac, aged traditionally on its lees and resulting in a beautifully balanced wine, fine mousse and rich flavours of orchard fruit.
In the beginning of the 20th century, Eugénie Limouzy became one of the first women in Languedoc to manage a vineyard. In 1931, Eugénie’s niece Marguerite married Edmond Antech, a man of exacting method who took the estate’s wine and made it widely and commercially known. His sons George and Roger succeeded him and kept the same philosophy of preserving Antech Limoux's history and melding tradition and modernity to craft exceptional wines. Together, they created new storehouses, and modernized the House. Georges devoted his professional life to developing the image and sales of the House, while Roger enthusiastically took on the technical aspects of running the vineyard.