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The original champagne

Located in the small southern French town of Limoux (lee-moo) which sits just outside the famous Medieval castle of Carcassonne, Faire la Fête means "To Party," and pays homage to the near 500-year tradition of celebrating the town's heritage as the "Birthplace of Bubbles."

Cellar records prove that in 1531, the Méthode Traditionnelle, or classic method of re-fermenting wine in its own bottle to produce delicate and sophisticated sparkling wine, was invented in the town of Limoux. As such, Limoux was the "original champagne," pre-dating the more famous region by at least 50-years. In fact, it wasn't until the late 17th Century that Champagne became famous and synonymous with Méthode Traditionnelle sparkling wine—even changing the name to Methode Champenoise—despite its origin being indisputably from Limoux in the South of France.

A deep and ancient bedrock of limestone and chalk along with gravel and clay soil provides an ideal terroir in the foothills of the French Pyrenees Mountains. Influences from both the Atlantic Ocean and the nearby Mediterranean conspire with these elevated limestone-rich vineyards to produce perfect Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Chenin Blanc for Méthode Traditionnelle sparkling wines. Faire la Fête is hand-harvested, whole-cluster pressed, and aged on its lees in Faire la Fête's cellars for 15 months where the delicate bubbles are captures in the wine before each bottle is disgorged. A dry dosage leaves a resulting wine that is rich in flavor and character and finishes crisp and refreshing.