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Muscat Beaumes de Venise

Chateau Pesquié

Muscat Beaumes de Venise Bottle
Appellation
Muscat de Beaumes de Venise
Variety
Muscat à petits grains
Age of Vines
50+
Farming
Certified organic (ECOCERT) with biodynamic practices
Soil
Sand, clay limestone
Altitude
200 meters
Fermentation
Destemmed, pre-fermentation maceration, fermented in tank, fortfied with neutral grape spirit to halt fermentation
Aging
4 months in tank

Overview

One of the famed Vin Doux Naturel of France, Muscat Beames de Venise has fallen somewhat out of fashion of late, which is a shame as it is the perfect aperitif before dinner as well as an ideal accompaniment for cheese and fresh fruit. Made from Muscat à petits grains grown on sandy, limestone terraces on the lower slopes of Mont Ventoux (just over the border with Beaume de Venise). These vines are well over 50 years old and are farmed organically. The fruit is harvested by hand, destemmed and allowed a brief, cold maceration of the skins before fermentation in tank. Fermentation is halted with the addition of neutral grape spirits.

Rhône, France
  • Location
    Rhône, France
  • Appellation
    Muscat de Beaumes de Venise
  • Proprietor
    Famille Chaudière
  • Winemaker
    Alex & Fred Chaudière
  • Size / Elevation
    100 hectares / 250-420 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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