Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise 2018

Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise 2018

Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise

91 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 darck chocolate cake.

The Muscat de Beaumes de Venise requires great care. After picking the 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. Vin Doux Naturel winemaking involves stopping 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. At this stage, the wine’s final balance is at stake. The wine is then aged in stainless steel tanks for 6 months before bottling.

Varietals

White Muscat 75%, Black Muscat 25%

Soils

Tender limestone and gritty zones of

sandy mollasse.

Robe

Bright amber

Nose

Complex and intense. With aromas of apricot, bush peach and dried fruit.

Palate

Fruity, well balanced, neat and sweet with a dry finish

Serve

Chilled T°8°C

Potential aging

This Muscat ages beautifully and becomes mellow, well rounded, with a copper pink robe. Its bouquet is refined with hints of Mint tea and perfect balance in the mouth.

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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