Famous Sweet Muscat wines
The Beaumes de Venise appellation covers 5.60 square kilometers of vineyards, from the south-eastern slopes of the Dentelles de Montmirail to the towns of Beaumes-de-Venise, Lafarge, Suzette, and La Roque Alric, north of Avignon. It is one of the Rhone wine area sub-regions in Southern France.
As for other areas of the Rhone Valley’s southern vineyards, the climate is the Mediterranean, alternating dry seasons very hot and seasons of marked rains. The soil is vibrant, composed of Triassic Earth unique in the region (ocher, yellow and purple) and Oxfordian marl (Upper Cretaceous).
Taste Enhanced By Mother Nature
Initially recognized for its famous Muscat (AOC Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise), this Vaucluse vineyard obtained in 2005 the AOC Beaumes-de-Venise classification of its production of red wines (1,910,000 liters in each year, averagely). They are made from Grenache, which dominates and is blended with Mourvèdre, Syrah, and Cinsault, all harvested by hand.
The unique soil of its terroir immensely influences it. Thanks to the balance obtained between these grape varieties, the Beaumes-de-Venise AOC produces elegant wines with intense colors, cherry red to purple. These good aging wines evolve towards interesting flavors truffled with aging.
A part of the important features of Beaumes de Venise appellation for red wines are as follows:
- Soil: Limestone.
- Taste: Powerful, robust, tannic.
- Wine color: Red.
- Aromas: Spicy.
- Aging potential: 2 – 20 years.
- Serving temperature: 14 to 16° C