Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise

Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise "Hommage"

Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise

Wine Enthusiast 92/100

92 points by Matt Wallsle Decanter 2019

Chilled as an aperitif, the Muscat is a versatile companion to many dishes. Most expressive with foie gras and roquefort cheese, it retains all its character served with a fruit salad or a dark chocolate cake.

After picking the muscat grapes by hand, the must is pressed straightaway to ferment the juice without skins. No yeasts are added to the alcoholic fermentation, and kept under temperature control. Sweet fortified Vin Doux Naturel winemaking involves stopping the fermentation to preserve the grapes’ natural sweetness.

During vinification, we watch the vats day and night and add the fortifying spirit just at the right moment. This cuvée is in Hommage to our great grand father Louis Castaud with traditional vinification and long aging as in the 1930's.

Varietals

White Muscat 75%, Black Muscat 25%

Soils

Tender limestone and gritty zones of

sandy mollasse.

Robe

Golden hue with light orange reflections

Nose

Endearing nose of grape, orange peel, and an accent of honey

Palate

Mild at point of entry, splendid aromatic intensity, sultanas, candied orange, rose petal and refined spice.

Serve

Chilled T°12°C

Potential aging

Ready to drink immediately, it will also keep almost indefinitely!!

Yields

 30 hl/ha – 18 ha

Alcohol

15°

 

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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