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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.

couleur
2018
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The 2018 vintage was atypical in many ways. This vintage required a constant presence, from the vineyards to the cellar. After a mild Winter, a wet and rainy Spring gave way to a beautiful Summer, favoring a steady ripening of the grapes. September ushered in an Indian Summer that proved to be more than ideal for the harvest, with cool nights and warm & sunny days. The harvest lasted for a total of 8 weeks, under ideal climatic conditions. The result is an elegant vintage with a particularly aromatic profile and a superb balance.
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Muscat de Beaumes de Venise
Vintage
2018

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 (sandstone) from the Miocene period. Southern exposure. Approximately 120m altitude, provides of freshness and energy.

Winemaking: 

Harvest 20th August 2018.
Fully manual picking in 12kg 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 6 months in 275 liters Laurus oak barrels (barrels of one wine from the Bertranges forest, Burgundy).
Production : 3000 bottles
Bottled on 5th June 2019
Vegan Friendly

Tasting notes: 

Bright, yellow gold colour. An intense nose of white flowers, quince jelley and white peach notes. Smooth and velvety texture with lively pear and peach flavours. The rich sweetness is beautifully balanced by a brisk acidity, leaving a bright and refreshing finish.

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Serve at 10-12°C
 
Fresh figs with goat cheese and honey
Semi-cooked duck foie gras

Age of vines & yield: 

Vines aged between 30 and 40 years
Yield of 12 Hl/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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