Wine of the Day: Faire la Fete Brut Rose Cremant de Limoux

Though Champagne is the heart of sparkling wine in France, it isn’t the birthplace, that claim goes to the tiny region of Limoux in the southern part of Languedoc-Roussillon on the banks of the Mediterranean Sea. Heavily influenced by salty sea breezes through the vineyards, traditionally made sparkling wine from Limoux shines with briny mineral and crushed stone notes, melding with ripe fruit and creamy brioche. Fresh and fruit-filled Faire la Fete Brut Rose Cremant de Limoux ($22) is vibrant and racy, with wild strawberry, red apple, toast, and almond, opening with hundreds of happily dancing bubbles.