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French Wines

Saint-Hilaire Sparkling Wines

More than a century before champagne, in 1531, the Benedictine Monks of the Abbey of Saint-Hilaire in the Southern foothills of Limoux created France's very first sparkling wine. Today, over four and a half centuries later, Saint-Hilaire Blanquette de Limoux is made in those very same foothills of Southern France.

After just one uncorking, you'll discover why the French compare Saint-Hilaire with their finest champagne. And it's available at a fraction of the cost. You'll never pay outrageous champagne prices again.

What They've Been Saying About SAINT-HILAIRE France's Oldest Sparkling Wine
"It remains one of the world's finest sparkling wines, and it constitutes the highest quality value ration of any sparkling wine in the world."
— International Wine of the Month Club

"I've tried more than 20 wines and the great discovery was the Saint-Hilaire Blanquette de Limoux Brut."
— The Grapevine (New York Post)

"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

"It's a pleasant and well balanced bubbly, perhaps the best value sparkling wine I've ever seen..."
— Wine Lovers Page

"This is a frisky sparkler with an attractive, yeasty aroma and luscious, creamy texture. It's also a remarkable value."
— The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Like table wine, sparkling wine is a global industry, and offering a variety of origins, styles and price points is important for maximizing bubbly sales potential. Saint-Hilaire, a Blanquette de Limoux, may stem from a tradition older than Champagne itself. Reliable Brands: Saint-Hilaire (Blanquette de Limoux)..."
— Metro New York

L'Exception Sparkling Wine
L'Exception is a superb Brut sparkling wine produced in France using the traditional champagne method. This sparkling wine is described as a Grand Cuvee because the grapes are selected from a very precise vineyard site identified for the outstanding quality of their soil and sub-soil.

L'Exception is ideal as an aperitif. The wine is also excellent served with a meal of salads, fish, and poultry. Its bouquet is crisp, lively, and elegant. Its aromas are a delicate blend of white flower, pear and other white flesh fruits and citrus. On the palate, the fine bubbles impart a creamy sensation, while the flavor of fresh fruit and toasted hazelnut linger long at the finish.

L'Exception Sparkling Wine