Founded in 1860, Maison Antech is led by owner and winemaker Françoise Antech-Gazeau. Françoise took over the family estate 25 years ago, aiming to showcase to the world what makes sparkling wines from Limoux so special.
Through her wines, Françoise is offering a unique expression of the terroir of Limoux, full of freshness and complexity. Proudly part of our portfolio, Lady Françoise, named after Antech-Gazeau, is an AOP Blanquette de Limoux Methode Traditionelle. Blanquette de Limoux predates champagne as one of the oldest sparkling wines in the world.
The estate's entire production is certified Terra Vitis since 2004, showing a strong commitment to sustainable farming through a global strategy to reduce the impact of wine production on the environment.
APPELLATION: AOP Blanquette & Crémant de Limoux
PROPRIETOR: Françoise Antech Gazeau
WINEMAKER: Françoise Antech Gazeau
SIZE: 19 hectares (47 acres)
ELEVATION: Between 200 and 450 meters
AGE OF VINES: 30 years
FARMING: Organic viticulture practices, entire production is Terra Vitis certified
SOIL: Limestone and clay
FERMENTATION: Fermented for 20 days in 1inox and barrels
AGING: Aged in bottle on lees for a minimum of 24 months