Saint Hilaire Brut 750ml
SKU: 1001

Saint Hilaire Brut

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Category Sparkling Wine
Region France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Limoux
Brand Saint Hilaire
Alcohol/vol 12.5%

More than a century before champagne, the Benedictine Monks of the Abbey of Saint-Hilaire in the Southern foothills of Limoux had created France's Very First Sparkling Wine. 

Today, over four and a half centuries later, SAINT-HILAIRE Blanquette de Limoux is made in the very same foothills of Southern France.

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“It is probably the least-known well-made sparkling wine of France…” “Made primarily from the Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Mauzac grapes, the wines are qualitatively close to a high quality non-vintage Champagne at one-third the price.”

Robert Parker, February 3, 2015
Wine Enthusiast
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This sparkling wine is named for the Benedictine monks from the Abbey of Saint-Hilaire, who invented France's first sparkling wine back in 1531. (Don't confuse it with another sparkling wine from the Loire Valley, also called St.-Hilaire; this is the original, made from the local Mauzac grape.) It is delicate and elegant.

November 15, 1999