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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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2019
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The year 2019, so special from a climatic point of view, once again offers us a great vintage. Indeed, thanks to the mild temperatures of February / March and the large water reserves generated by the heavy rains of autumn 2018, the vineyard perfectly resisted to the heat and drought during the summer. September, with its sunny days and cool nights, allowed grapes to develop harmoniously and achieve full maturity. The exceptional quality of this vintage is confirmed when tasting with velvety, balanced and very aromatic whites.
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Muscat de Beaumes de Venise
Vintage
2019

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 freshness and energy.

Winemaking: 

Harvest 23rd August 2019.
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 (1-year old barrels from the Bertranges forest, Burgundy).
Production : 1000 bottles
Bottled on 4th June 2020

Tasting notes: 

Bright golden hue. Delicate and floral nose, enhanced on the palate by delicious pear and exotic fruit flavours. It combines a beautiful, unctuous texture with a full, fresh finish.

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Serve fresh at 10-12°C.

With a roasted chicken with dried fruits or a lemon meringue pie.

Age of vines & yield: 

34 to 40 years
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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