Étienne Fort, 'Monsieur S', Cremant de Limoux 2023
When we started our pop-up wine bar in 2015, this was our house bubbles. Years later of course like all she is a bit pricier but still so satisfying. To us it is an old friend, that light back note of farmyard is just so charming.
Étienne’s chardonnay based Crémant is a slightly more complex sparkling wine, sourced from low-yielding vines at high altitude (450m) which helps to preserve freshness and cut. 12 months on the lees. Disgorged with zero dosage, this has attractive citrus fruits, lime blossom as well as a nice saline freshness and gentle bitters on the finish.
Bouriege, Aude, France