Why no PO fizz?

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Why no PO fizz?

Post by TonyGoodman » Sat 24 Mar 2018 14:27

Limoux produces decent bulles, ditto our southern neighbours yet there seems to be no local product within say 30 mins drive of perpignan. Happy to be corrected however if this is correct is it just tradition or are there technical reasons non is produced?

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Re: Why no PO fizz?

Post by Allan » Sat 24 Mar 2018 14:53

TonyGoodman wrote:Limoux produces decent bulles, ditto our southern neighbours yet there seems to be no local product within say 30 mins drive of perpignan. Happy to be corrected however if this is correct is it just tradition or are there technical reasons non is produced?

Arnaud de Villeneuve
http://arnauddevilleneuve.com/13-nos-pr ... étillants

Nayandei also do fizzy wines but they are artificially carbonated

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Re: Why no PO fizz?

Post by TonyGoodman » Sat 24 Mar 2018 16:26

Allan wrote:
TonyGoodman wrote:Limoux produces decent bulles, ditto our southern neighbours yet there seems to be no local product within say 30 mins drive of perpignan. Happy to be corrected however if this is correct is it just tradition or are there technical reasons none is produced?

Arnaud de Villeneuve
http://arnauddevilleneuve.com/13-nos-pr ... étillants

Nayandei also do fizzy wines but they are artificially carbonated
Agh its called Vin Petillant as in l'eau petillant/soda water. I was searching using cremant/blanquette.

AdV are a very good operation and the price seems reasonable. I'll make a point of securing a few bottles for when the family are here.

Thanks, much appreciated.

Tony

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Post by Santiago » Mon 26 Mar 2018 07:30

The climate doesn’t lend itself to growing grapes required to make decent Sparkling. So there is no tradition of it here. You could always try a local.PetNat from a Natural producer but I doubt it would be to your taste. They can be a bit odd. More cidre than wine.
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Post by TonyGoodman » Mon 26 Mar 2018 09:17

Santiago wrote:The climate doesn’t lend itself to growing grapes required to make decent Sparkling. So there is no tradition of it here. You could always try a local.PetNat from a Natural producer but I doubt it would be to your taste. They can be a bit odd. More cidre than wine.
Thanks for the explanation.

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Post by jethro » Mon 26 Mar 2018 11:27

Two years ago, I won a bottle of fizzy white produced in St. Genis des Fontaines. It was quite nice. Maybe the co-op at SGDF could help you. They also sell off their old oak wine barrels after three years, if that interests anyone. Sawn in half and charred on the inside, they make nice planters.
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Post by jethro » Mon 26 Mar 2018 21:35

An addendum to my post about St. Genis fizz. I was at the coop today, and the mousseux is called "Génis d'Or". A winegrower who happened to be in the room said that they're going to produce a "blanc pétillant" in the summer. I didn't know until today that there was a distinction between "mousseux" and "pétillant". So much for my level of expertise.
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Post by Allan » Mon 26 Mar 2018 21:43

jethro wrote:An addendum to my post about St. Genis fizz. I was at the coop today, and the mousseux is called "Génis d'Or". A winegrower who happened to be in the room said that they're going to produce a "blanc pétillant" in the summer. I didn't know until today that there was a distinction between "mousseux" and "pétillant". So much for my level of expertise.
It is to do with the pressure of CO2 in the bottle. Mousseux is higher.

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Post by TonyGoodman » Mon 26 Mar 2018 21:44

jethro wrote:An addendum to my post about St. Genis fizz. I was at the coop today, and the mousseux is called "Génis d'Or". A winegrower who happened to be in the room said that they're going to produce a "blanc pétillant" in the summer. I didn't know until today that there was a distinction between "mousseux" and "pétillant". So much for my level of expertise.
OK thanks, sounds like I need to make a visit.

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Re: Why no PO fizz?

Post by collioure » Mon 16 Mar 2020 20:05

TonyGoodman wrote:
Sat 24 Mar 2018 14:27
Limoux produces decent bulles, ditto our southern neighbours yet there seems to be no local product within say 30 mins drive of perpignan. Happy to be corrected however if this is correct is it just tradition or are there technical reasons non is produced?
I disagree, Tony. I don't like Blanquette de Limoux, made with Mauzac, and cava, not made with quality grapes, reminds one of rubber.

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Re: Why no PO fizz?

Post by TonyGoodman » Tue 17 Mar 2020 22:14

I suppose that's why ppl are still looking for a definitive local fizz. Some are close but just lack something. I find Cava interesting, not the modest priced but the premium examples. Again while very good they fall short. Not sure why, if pushed I'd say they need to be slightly saltier if that makes sense.

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