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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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2017
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The 2017 vintage took place in weather conditions marked by high temperatures and lack of rainfall. The harvest was particularly early but the ripening phase was held in good conditions offering excellent quality grapes and satisfactory yields.

 

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Muscat de Beaumes de Venise
Vintage
2017

Grape Varieties: 

100% Muscat à petits grains

Terroir: 

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

Winemaking: 

Harvest 16th August 2017. 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 followed by alcohol fortification. 3% of the wine is aged 7 months in 275 liters Laurus oak barrels (barrels of 2 wines from the Bertranges forest, Burgundy).
Production : 3000 bottles
Bottled on 15th March 2018
Vegan Friendly.

Tasting notes: 

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

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Serve at 10-12°C
 
Cold melon soup
Chicken salad with citrus
Raspberry ricotta

Age of vines & yield: 

Vines aged between 30 and 40 years
Yield of 15,5Hl/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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