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The estate has produced exclusively sparkling wines since its inception and this is our specificity and our know-how. Vines on hillsides, here called''les Blanquetières'' because Mauzac, a traditional grape variety, has the particularity of having leaves with white undersides in Spring that turn around with the wind of the Cers and give the impression of a''white'' vine, hence the name Blanquette.Lire plus Learn more
The estate has produced exclusively sparkling wines since its inception and this is our specificity and our know-how. Over the years, our reputation has established itself with beautiful spontaneous articles in prestigious newspapers: Le Monde, L'Express, Le Nouvel Observateur, Le New York Times, The Financial Post, The Decanteur... Our vines are planted on both sides of the village on the hillsides, here called''les Blanquetières''. This is explained by Mauzac, a traditional grape variety, with the particularity of having leaves with white undersides in Spring that turn around with the wind of the Cers and give the impression of a "white" vine, hence the name Blanquette. Our soils, of the clay-limestone type, require the use of fertilizers. In our country this fertilizer is only organic out of respect for the environment. The harvest is entirely manual and it is therefore a team of about twenty cutters and carriers that we receive each year in our vineyards. The work is hard because the vines are planted on hillsides but the atmosphere is beautiful because we bring in our harvest with our hands.
Created in the 1980s by a Champagne man who saw the region's full potential for sparkling wines. I took it over in 2001 with the desire to develop this pretty little estate. After years of working in IT abroad, the desire to return to my home region and participate in its development has titillated me... Very quickly, I wanted to develop the J. Laurens estate, there was a real know-how with the cellar master in place and a lot of potential. Surrounded by a small, close-knit and enthusiastic team, we have expanded, restructured and innovated.
To be a winegrower is to love what you do because it is a passionate profession but it is also to do it for those you love because it is a profession where generosity is at the heart of exchanges.
An effervescent wine like we like to produce in J. Laurens is defined by the following adjectives: tense, airy, long in the mouth (in other words: tenacious!), but always pure.
The estate is located a few miles from the Pays de Sault, an altitude plateau not far from Limoux, where I was born.
My greatest pleasure remains the sight of the almond trees in bloom by filtering the ancestral method that inspired our label... Our wines are often described in press articles as''elegant, straight with a great characteristic finesse in bubbles and aromas''. Those who taste them also appreciate our regularity year after year. What I appreciate in the world of wine is this spirit of sharing. I like much less the whole administrative and institutional side of the fact that we handle alcohol! But it's normal after all.