Domaine J.Laurens
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Domaine J.Laurens

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. 

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.