How J. Laurens continue to make this wine for such a low price is a total mystery. This vintage sparkling wine is made by the painstaking traditional method (the same way as Champagne) from the domaine`s best parcels of vines. Tastes better than any Champagne we`ve tried at double the price. nergetic and zingy; citrus, honey, hints of apple; well-rounded with a long finish. A blend of 60% Chardonnay, 30% Chenin and small amounts of Mauzac and Pinot Noir grown near Carcassonne.