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Date Printed: 7/10/2014
Saint Hilaire Medoc 2004
Saint Hilaire Medoc 2004
(search item no. 101655)

PRICE ON 7/10/2014: $12.99

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine has a beautiful fruit. You can taste aromas of cherry and vanilla. It offers full body and structure, with perfectly ripe tannins, both solid and smooth.

A beautiful dense "robe", a dominant nose with hints of ripe fruits which give this wine a lot of character. The first impression is roundness, fullness and generosity. Its texture reveals itself with finesse and savoury purity with a very long finish. This wine has kept its freshness, already easy to taste; it has a terrific potential to age, a great future.

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About Saint Hilaire:

Blanquette de Limoux is probably the oldest sparkling wine in the world. We know that in 1531, the Benedictine Monks of the Abbey of Saint-Hilaire were already producing Blanquette de Limoux which certainly makes it France’s Oldest Sparkling Wine preceding Champagne by more than a century.

By 1794 Blanquette de Limoux was well known and appreciated throughout France. About that time, it was discovered by a famous American, Thomas Jefferson.

Among his other talents, the third American President was an expert on French Wines and Blanquette de Limoux, one of his favorites, was an integral part of his wine cellar. In fact, President Jefferson was probably the first person to bring the wine to America.

Today, Blanquette de Limoux has won the acclaim of knowledgeable wine enthusiasts throughout the world.

It is sold in the United States under the name SAINT-HILAIRE in honor of the monks who first created the wine more than 475 years ago. One taste of SAINT-HILAIRE quickly reveals why France’s Oldest Sparkling Wine is also its’ best.