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Cremant de Limoux wine appellation
Wine appellation
Country: France

Cremant de Limoux is a wine appellation for the production of fine sparkling wine near the city of Limoux in southern France. It was proclaimed as an AOC in August 1990.
The term Cremant is used to refer to sparkling wines produced outside the boundaries of the Champagne area.
Cremant de Limoux can be made from Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc with Mauzac and Pinot Noir being secondary grape varieties.
The appellation rules also apply to the area planted. Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc cannot exceed 90% of the planted area and Chenin Blanc must be present and must comprise between 20% and 40% of the plantings.
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