The sparkling wine appellation is located in the département Aude in the west of the French winegrowing region Languedoc and is identical to the area Limoux, It was already classified as AOC in 1938 and belongs to the second quality category "Grands Vins du Languedoc". In a document from the year 1531 it is reported that here long before the champagne of the Benedictine monks the Abbey of Saint-Hilaire was produced a foaming wine. Incidentally, these already used cork from oak bark. The sparkling wine will make at least 90% Blanquette ( Mauzac Blanc ), and possibly the varieties Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay by means of bottle fermentation produced in all sweet grades.
The variant Blanquette Méthode Ancestrale is valid for a sparkling wine, which is produced in small quantities according to the "old method" of 100% Blanquette (Mauzac Blanc). In this way, the sparkling wine mentioned in 1531 was probably produced. The not yet completely fermented fermented young wine is bottled and fermented there to end (it is therefore no second bottle fermentation ). The sweet wine is less frothy and somewhat cloudy, because the residues remain in the bottle. Another AOC for sparkling wine is Crémant de Limoux, The AOC Limoux applies to Still wines, Well-known producers are Antech, Domaine de Froin, Guinot, Domaine Laffond, Robert and Sieur d'Arques.