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Beaumes-de-Venise

Appellation d'origine protégée

The Beaumes de Venise appellation is rich of an atypical and precious terroir especially the "Trias" area, a unique geological formation in the Rhône Valley that produces remarkable and singular wines.

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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.

Rewards

90 pts    Jeb Dunnuck

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Beaumes-de-Venise
Vintage
2016

Grape Varieties: 

50% Grenache
45% Syrah
5% Carignan

Terroir: 

Vines are grown in the Dentelles de Montmirail massif at 400m in altitude, on south-east facing Triassic soils. This unique terroir is composed of gypsum and colourful clay soils imparting silkyness, minerality and great finesse to the wine.

Winemaking: 

Harvest started on 15th September 2016. 30% of the cuvée is matured 12 months in 275lt Laurus barrels.

Bottled on 31st May, 2018.

4,515 bottles and 48 magnums produced.

Tasting notes: 

"Pure and balanced, with the charming, fleshy, forward style of the vintage, the 2016 Beaumes De Venise Laurus boasts loads of kirsch and blackberry fruit as well as plenty of peppery herbs, spice, and hints of flowers...a seriously character-filled red..." Jeb Dunnuck - 26th September 2018

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Maturity: 2018-2024

ABV: 15%

Pairing: Roasted fillet of beef - Lamb confit with thyme and rosemary.

Age of vines & yield: 

30 years on average. 33hl/ha.

Notre Dame d'Aubune, built in honor of a victory over the Saracens in the 9th century, watches over the vineyards of the appellation Beaumes de Venise.

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