Gérard Bertrand reveals the history of the great terroirs of the South of France. The first written trace of the Abbey of Saint Hilaire date back to 825. The Abbey is located near Limoux and is famous for having housed the monks who discovered the secret of effervescent wines.
The grapes are harvested early by hand, in order to retain a good level of acidity. Upon arrival at the winery, the fruit is immediately pressed in a pneumatic pressing machine. The must is transferred to the vats for an alcoholic fermentation, using the same process used for still wines. The wine is then transferred to sealed bottles for the fermentation, in accordance with the traditional method. To finish, we disgorge the bottles and perform the traditional dosage which is very precise in order to keep a real freshness and wine balance
A beautiful, golden yellow colour. Complex, aromatic nose revealing hints of white flower, with hints of honey, green apple and toast. Crisp, elegant structure on the palate, where the fine texture of the bubbles complements the wine naturally.
Food and Wine Pairing
Perfect as an aperitif served at 10°C, or matched with goat cheese (Cabecou, Pelardon, Rocamadour…) and sweet desserts.