The Crémant Grande Cuvée 1531 from Sieur d'Arques, which has won several awards, is considered one of the best sparkling wines in southern France and was named after the year in which bottle fermentation was invented or discovered in France.
This Crémant de Limoux appears in a brilliant white gold glass. A fine perlage transports aromas of green apple, pear and honey, as well as floral notes of white flowers. On the palate, the finesse of this sparkling wine is reflected in a fine, restrained acidity structure and an excellent mousseux. Here, too, its freshness unfolds, together with aromas of honey and green apple, as well as an elegant minerality. In a medium finish, the lively character of this classic is once again evident.
Vinification of Aimery Grande Cuvée 1531 Crémant
The award-winning Crémant of the Sieur d'Arques wine cooperative pays homage to an important historical event. The first official mention of a sparkling wine from France dates back to 1531. At that time, monks of St. Hilaire Abbey discovered bottle fermentation by leaving semi-fermented grape must in sealed bottles. This continues to ferment. Since the carbon dioxide could not escape, it dissolved in the wine and made it tingling.
The sites of Sieur d'Arques lie in the Langedoc and are composed of four different terroirs: Autan, Méditerranéen, Océanique and Haute-Vallée form the winegrowing basis for Crémant de Limoux. Depending on their wishes and the weather, the oenologists at the house have access to the yields of the climatically different terroirs. The Crémant 1531 Grande Cuvée is made up of the Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Pinot Noir grape varieties. These are harvested earlier than the grapes of the still wines in order to guarantee a firm acidity structure. The base wines are then fermented a second time after the "traditional method", i.e. classical bottle fermentation. The Grande Cuvée 1531 is then left on the yeast for 12 months.
Food recommendation for the Aimery Grande Cuvée 1531
The Grande Cuvée 1531 is an excellent aperitif. It also goes well with hors d'oeuvres or desserts such as créme brûlée.
Awards for the Grande Cuvée 1531
- Falstaff: 90+ points & 2nd place in Crémant tasting 2018
- Concours Générale Agricole de Paris 2016: Gold
- Mundus Vini 2016: Silver
- Vinalies International 2017: Silver
- Wine world 1/2015: 88 points
- Vinalies 2012: Gold
|Type of Wine:||Sparkling Wine|
|Style of Wine:||Crémant|
|Wine acidity in g/l:||8,0|
|Residual sugar in g/l:||7,0|
|Sub region:||Limoux (FR)|
|Occasion & Theme:||wedding , surprise connoisseurs , Mother`s Day , picnic , romantic dinner , New Year's Eve , Christmas|
|Ageing:||stainless steel tank , bottle fermentation|
|Grape Variety:||Chardonnay , Chenin Blanc , Pinot Noir|
|Quality Classification & Rating:||AOC Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée|
|Awards:||Mundus Vini - Silver , Vinalies Internationales - Silber|
|Soil & Location:||close to the sea|
|Maturation:||stainless steel tank , bottle fermentation|
|Duration of maturation (in Months):||12|
|Aromas & Palate Notes:||Pomacious Fruit , floral , Caramelised|
|Optimal serving temperature in °C:||5 - 7|
|Style:||Old World , classic , fragrant , elegant|
|Food Pairing:||Desserts , Light dishes|
|Glass Recommendation:||Champagne Glass|
|Bottle Design & Features:||Champagne bottle , classic|
|Bottle size in L:||0.75|
|Alcohol % ABV:||12|
|Allergens and ingredients:||Contains Sulphites and Sulphur Dioxide|
|Distributor:||Sieur D'Arques - Avenue du Mauzac - 11300 Limoux - Frankreich|
Etwas unausgewogen, im Nachhall schwach
War OK, würden ihn aber nicht noch mal kaufen.Tobias | 27 Dec 2020
Sehr lecker... haben wir bei Freunden auf Mallorca entdeckt!
Stephan | 28 Mar 2020
Ein Genuss für Geniesser/innen von Champagner oder Franciacorta Konsumenten!
CZACHMANN | 7 Jun 2018
Guter Cremant zum guten Preis
Ein sehr guter Cremant unter 10 EURONEN!Björn Meyer | 4 Jan 2018