Domaine Girard

Crémant de Limoux


Estate bottled

On the south side of the ``Massif de la Malepère``

Domaine Girard was set up beginning of the 20th century in Alaigne and has seen four generations of winegrowers tend its vines.

The last one to come in is Philippe, who joined his father end of 1999. They then decided to bottle their production and their first vintage was 2000.

On the South side of the Massif de la Malepère, this Estate grows 25 hectares of varietals among which merlot, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, cot, pinot noir and chardonnay.

The village of Alaigne stands against the « cuesta » that is the natural border of the area of appellation Malepère. Here the vineyards reach an altitude of 350 meters.







The chardonnay used for this Cremant comes from the parcel « LAS SALVIOS » located in the upper valey of the Aude, at a height of 450 m, on a soil of silt, sand and clay, facing South East…

The Estate uses the principles of “agriculture raisonnée”, with as little use of chemicals as possible and extensive use of mechanical work to keep yields low and improve its quality.

Chardonnay 60%
Chenin 30%
Mauzac 5%
Pinot noir 5%

Harvest is done by hand, on flat crates to prevent crushing of the grapes.

Slow and delicate pressing of the grapes. First fermentation is done in stainless steel tanks.

Second fermentation in bottles on lees for 12 months.

Serve at 6 / 8°C.

Fresh and with aromas of exotic fruit, and soft undertones of ripe lemon.