Famille Perrin, Muscat de Beaumes de Venise 375ml half bottle 2016Regular price €18.00
A half bottle of classic Muscat, rich with lingering sweetness and heady orange peel and apricot aromas.
This wine has intense honeyed aromas with mint and orange blossom overtones. The taste is ripe and rich with a sweet, long, clean finish.
Serve it chilled with foie gras; after dinner enjoy it on its own, or with (non-chocolate) desserts or fresh fruit.
Beaumes-de-Venise is a Rhône appellation (estd. 1945) for sweet white wines, located just south of Gigondas.
Its best vineyards face S/SE on slopes of the jagged Dentelles de Montmirail mountains and benefit from great light exposure, which encourages maximum ripeness in the grapes.
The wines made under the AOC Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise appellation are created through the traditional process of arrested fermentation, to produce what is known in French as a vin doux naturel (naturally sweet wine). This technique is based around the addition of grape spirit to the semi-fermented grape must, killing the yeasts and thus ending fermentation. The result is a sweet, high-alcohol wine.
Beaumes-de-Venise is also home to two other appellations: Beaumes-de-Venise (estd. 2005, for red wines) and Côtes du Rhône Villages Beaumes-de-Venise (for white and rosé).
|Supplier's website||Famille Perrin|
|Appellation||Muscat de Beaumes de Venise|
|Grape variety||100% Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains|
|Bottle size||375 ml|