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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, opulent and round wine.

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2016
A vintage full of sunshine
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2016 was a magnificent vintage in the southern Rhone Valley, even more structured and deep than 2015. The weather conditions were very good throughout the year; the sanitary conditions were excellent. The grapes of 'Muscat à petit grains' have benefited from these beautiful conditions and offer an impressive aromatic potential.

Harvest began the 10th September 2016.

Rewards

92/100   Robert Parker - Wine Advocate

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Muscat de Beaumes de Venise
Vintage
2016

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 altitude, guarantee of freshness.

Winemaking: 

Fully manual picking in 12 kg 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 fortification. 3% of the wine is aged 6 months in 275 liters Laurus oak barrels (barrels of 1 wine from the Bertranges forest, Burgundy).

Bottled on 13th April 2016

Production: 2.878 bottles

Tasting notes: 

"The 2016 Muscat de Beaumes de Venise Laurus starts off with trademark floral Muscat aromas then adds bright, lively flavors of pineapple and grapefruit. It's full-bodied and creamy-textured yet remarkably fresh tasting and nicely balanced on the long finish." Joe Czerwinski for Robert Parker Wine Advocate - 30th Nov 2017

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Serve fresh at about 10-12°C

Optimum maturity: 2016 - 2021

 

French foie gras with rosted brioche and fig chutney
Pineapple carpaccio with passion fruit juice and chips of roasted almonds

 

Age of vines & yield: 

Vines aged between 30 and 40 years

Yield of 15Hl/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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