J. Laurens is one of the most revered producers in Limoux for sparkling wine. Limoux has a long history with bubbles, claimed by some to be even older than that of Champagne. So it was no surprise that J. Laurens was created by a Champenois. In the 1980s, Michel Dervin, a native of Champagne, saw the potential in Limoux’s soil and cooler climate and felt that he could create sparkling wines with the elegance of those found back home. This méthode ancestrale opens up with an appealing nose of white flowers, quince and fresh pear jam. Smooth and enveloping on the palate, its notable effervescence gives it freshness. Though moderately sweet, it is not at all heavy. Wonderful stuff!
Robin says "A really unique sparkling wine that is made with "ancestral methods". This means that it is only fermented in bottle so does not pass through 2 fermentations like in Champagne. The fermentation will stop partially through, leaving a wine that has lots of succulent fruit but also natural residual sugar. So this can easily be drunk on its own, with mains accompanied by fruit sauces or cheese."