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Muscat de Beaumes de Venise

Appellation d'origine protégée

The "Controlled Appellation of Origin" of this naturally sweet wine dates back to 1945. Located on the Southern slopes of the Dentelles de Montmirail, the Muscat de Beaumes de Venise Laurus celebrates the grape "Muscat à petits grains" that produces an exceptional sweet, dense, opulent and round wine.

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2015
An Exceptional Vintage
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Ideal weather conditions right up to the harvest, an excellent sanitary state for the grapes, more than satisfactory yields. 2015 vintage is already showing great potential and is most definitely one of the best vintages of the last few years.
Harvest began on the 24th of August.

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Muscat de Beaumes de Venise
Vintage
2015

Grape Varieties: 

100% Muscat à petits grains

Terroir: 

Vines selected on the sunniest hillsides in the South of the appellation. Soils made up of sand and safres from the Miocene period. Southern exposure. Approximately 120m of altitude, guarantee of freshness.

Winemaking: 

Fully manual picking in cases at optimum ripeness and manual sorting. Destemming of the entire harvest. Cold maceration (3°C for about 5 hours) for a part of the cuvée. Pressing, cold settling and fermentation under strict temperature control (14 ° C). At 110g per liter of residual sugar, the fermentation is stopped by rapid cooling of the tank to 0°C and alcohol mutage. 3% of the wine is aged 5 months in 275 liters Laurus oak barrels (barrels of 1 wine from the Bertranges forest, Burgundy).

Bottled on: 24 March 2016.

Production: 3,000 bottles

Tasting notes: 

Light golden colour. Perfumed nose of white flowers and crystallized orange. Velvety palate with candied fruits flavors (quince, pear, peach). A delicious Muscat, full and smooth with an aerial finish.

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

10-12°C

Optimum maturity: 2015 - 2020

 

Pineapple Carpaccio
Poire Belle-Hélène
Baked Alaska

Age of vines & yield: 

30 to 45 years

28hl/ha

If the Appellation dates back to 1945, the Romans already appreciated the qualities of this exceptional sweet wine since it is said that Pliny the Elder would have mentioned his name in one of his books "Natural History".

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