J.L Denois

History & Background

Jean-Louis Denois is widely considered a rising star of the Languedoc. Growing up the sixth generation of a Champagne-making family, he ultimately found himself wanting to make his own way in wine.

He painstakingly researched vineyards the world over, and found what he was looking for on the Languedoc’s southwestern fringes. There, in the upper Aude Valley at the foothills of the Pyrenees, the cool influence of the Atlantic gives his vineyards a terroir that captures the essence of Champagne without any of the attitude or fuss.

In 1991, Jean-Louis planted his first grapes for sparkling wine, and he’s never looked back.

Interestingly, while J.L Denois’ vineyards are all in the Limoux Appellation, his refusal to use the Mauzac grape means he does not use the designation.

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