Beaumes-de-Venise Red 2018

Beaumes-de-Venise Red 2018

Beaumes-de-Venise

15,5/20  by Olivier Poussier - Best sommelier of the world

This elegant red wines is excellent with red meats, game meat or truffles

This is a terroir driven wine no destemming and aging 10-12 months in stainless steel vats.

We don’t follow any winemaking recipe but are constantly searching for the perfect expression of terroir and each vintage’s particular characteristics.

We don’t go for overripe grapes and over-extraction, as we think the wine has to stay refreshing and balanced. Leaving the wine for 15 days in concrete vats, we try to gently extract the tannins and anthocyanins essential for the wine’s structure and colour. The wine doesn’t come into any contact with wood during aging. This way the characteristics of our terroir can fully express themselves.

Varietals

 Grenache 60%, Syrah 25%, Marsanne 6%, Mourvèdre 5%, Grenache blanc 4%

Soils

Tender limestone and gritty zones of sandy mollasse.

Robe

Bright ruby color with cherry tinges.

Nose

Complex, delicately spicy with red and black fruit aromas.

Palate

Fruity with a rounded palate with a subtle tannin structure and good length.

Serve

16-17°C

Potential aging

Pleasant wine to drink young but good aging potential of 10 years, offering different taste sensations throughout its long life.

Yields

38 hl/ha – 3 ha

Alcohol

14°

Domaine des Bernardins

Like many of this region’s villages, Beaumes-de-Venise has been producing wine since the Roman times but is unique for the production of sweet fortified wine or ‘vin doux natu...

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