Wine of the Week 1/8/19
Maison Antech “Tranquille” Chardonnay 2017
Regularly $13.99/On sale for $11.96
Limoux, in the Languedoc, is the birthplace of sparkling wine, with the first bubbles produced here in the year 1544; but the area has a long history with still wines (the historian Livy wrote about them in the year 10 C.E.!). Only 24 wineries exist in Limoux, and Antech (pronounced "An-tesh") is by far the region's most celebrated producer.
Women have been the driving force behind Antech since Eugenie Limouzy took over operations after her brother was killed in WWI. Her grand-niece Francoise Antech represents the sixth generation of the family in charge of making both sparkling and still wines.
Despite being very far south, the climate in Limoux is cooler and moister than in most of the wine regions in southern France, making it the one of the country’s best growing regions for Chardonnay. This sustainably produced chardonnay is a perfect January bargain: delicious, flexible, invigorating. Come in and try some!