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Muscat de Beaumes de Venise

Appellation d'origine protégée

Our «Saint-Hilaire» cuvée derives its name from the oldest Romanesque chapel in Beaumes de Venise, whose ruins overlook the village and surrounding landscape. Situated at an altitude of 287 metres, on the «Plateau de Courens», the «Saint-Hilaire» chapel offers a glorious view over the plain of the «Comtat Venaissin» and the majestic «Dentelles de Montmirail».

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2016
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After a mild and dry winter, a spring without frost and a particularly hot summer, harvesting began several days later than 2015, with picking taking place between early to late September. During the harvest, weather conditions were truly exceptional, with warm clear days, fresh nights and some occasional light rainfall, stretching from early September all the way until the end of October. The sanitary state of the grapes throughout the region was excellent. So, this year again, the 2016 vintage is very qualitative particularly for southern appellations.

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Muscat de Beaumes de Venise
Vintage
2016

Grape Varieties: 

100% Muscat à petits grains

Terroir: 

The «Muscat à petits grains» grapes are selected on the hillsides in the South of the appellation with a southern exposure and at around 120m in altitude.

Winemaking: 

Fully manual picking in 20 kg crates 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 (12°C). The fermentation is stopped by rapid cooling of the tank to 0°C and the addition of grape spirit. 2% of the wine is aged 5 months in oak barrels.

Tasting notes: 

Light golden colour. Perfumed nose of white flowers, crystallized orange and exotic fruits. Velvety palate with candied fruit flavours (quince, pear, peach). A delicious Muscat, full and smooth with a delicate finish.

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

As an aperitif, it also pairs nicely with a tropical fruit crumble and a Tarte Tatin. Enjoy it cool between 10°C to 12°C, now or cellar for up to 5 years.

Our «Saint-Hilaire» cuvée derives its name from the oldest Romanesque chapel in Beaumes de Venise, whose ruins overlook the village and surrounding landscape. Situated at an altitude of 287 metres, on the «Plateau de Courens», the «Saint-Hilaire» chapel offers a glorious view over the plain of the «Comtat Venaissin» and the majestic «Dentelles de Montmirail».

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