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Muscat de Beaumes de Venise

Appellation d'origine protégée

The « AOP » of this naturally sweet wine dates back to 1945. Located on the hills of Beaumes de Venise, on the slopes south of the Dentelles de Montmirail mountains, the grape variety “Muscat à petits grains” produces a sweet wine that is round, rich and very aromatic.

The cold and wet spring resulted in late, slow flowering. The hot summer followed by storms in September helped to reboot the maturing process. Vigilance was at its peak until the harvests, which count among the latest in recent years.

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Muscat de Beaumes de Venise


100% Muscat à petits grains


Vines selected from the southerly slopes of the Appellation.
Soils made up of stony limestone, sandstone, sand and marl. The strong Mistral wind in this area plays a part by protecting this fragile grape variety from disease.


Grapes where entirely manually harvested when they were fully ripe. Part of the vintage underwent cold process skin maceration to promote the development of aromas. Fermentation under strictly controlled temperatures (16/18 °C). At 115 g per litre of residual sugar, the fermenting process was voluntarily stopped through fast cooling of the vat to 0 °C and through mutage, by adding alcohol.
Production: 2,000 bottles
Bottled on: June 2014

Note de dégustation: 

Pale golden yellow colour. Powerful nose with notes of Muscat, quince jelly and white fruit. An elegant and mellow Muscat wine with an aerial finish (June 2014).

Service & accords: 

10-12° C
Skillet-cooked foie gras
Pineapple Carpaccio
Lemon meringue pie
Baked Alaska
Optimum maturity: 2014-2018

Age des vignes & rendement: 

Between 30 and 45 years old.

If the appellation dates from 1945, the qualities of this wine were already well known in the Roman times as it is said that Pliny the Elder mentioned Beaumes de Venise Muscat wine in one of his works on “Natural History”.