A solid little sparkler 50% off for 1 day, the Jean Babou Elegance Blanquette de Limoux Brut.
One for the bubbly lovers today! Today's Insider Deal offers a great alternative to much more expensive sparkling wines.
That alternative is Blanquette de Limoux. These wines come from high, cool vineyards around the town of Limoux in the Pyrenean foothills of the Languedoc region.
Blanquette de Limoux is primarily made from Mauzac, as has been the case for centuries, with small amounts of Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay. (Blanquette is the local name for the Mauzac grape.) These are distinct wines from Cremant de Limoux which uses much more Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc.
All the sparkling wines here are made in the traditional method with secondary fermentation happening in the bottle, just like Champagne. And while there's no definitive proof, the regions claims to have started using this method even before Champagne itself.
Lacking the name recognition of Champagne (but also the huge mark-ups), these wines can be hard to find. Today we've got a highly discounted chance to give an excellent example of Blanquette de Limoux a try!
Through today's 1 day Insider Deal you can get 4 bottles of the Jean Babou Elegance Blanquette de Limoux for just $47.99 ($12 a bottle), a 50% discount off the $24 SRP.
Add in the additional savings from our $5 shipping and you're saving over 55%.
This 4-pack deal is available to ship to the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WV, WI and WY. (These states are dependent on the individual licenses of the offering winery. Future deals may have more or less states available.)
This is a limited time, winery direct offer facilitated by our friends at Wine Country Connect. Sale ends Tuesday 2/9 at noon (PST) unless it sells out sooner. Shipping is a flat $5 per order no matter how many 4-packs you buy.
Clicking on the buy button above will take you to the site winedealmaker.com for checkout. If you don't see the embedded buy box click here to order. Once there you can also adjust the quantity of 4-packs in your order by using the "Click To Update Cart" link at the top of the screen.
The Jean Babou Elegance Blanquette de Limoux is 90% Mauzac, 5% Chenin Blanc and 5% Chardonnay from Languedoc-Roussillon, France.
There's not much info on bottle but the wine is produced and bottled by Les Vignerons du Sieur d'Arques and has 12.5% alcohol.
The Jean Babou Elegance Blanquette de Limoux Brut begins with pleasing aromas of citrus, green apple and a little bit of a yeasty note.
The wine tastes crisp, dry, refreshing and even a bit savory. It features similar flavors to the nose plus some pear and melon in the mouth. Filled with lots of pleasing bubbles, this is a great alternative to Champagne.
It ends with a crisp, dry finish. This is a solid little sparkler!
Jean Babou Elegance Blanquette de Limoux Brut
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