Domaine de Fenouillet

Country of Origin: France
Location: Beaumes de Venise, Rhone
People: Patrick & Vincent Soard (Brothers), Owners & Winemakers
Viticulture: Certified Organic


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Domaine de Fenouillet (500 ml) 2016 Muscat de Beaumes de Venise AOC Login WA 92

The Soard brothers, Patrick and Vincent, own and operate this impeccable domaine, the cellars of which are situated in the village of Beaumes de Venise, in the shadows of Mont Ventoux and the Dentelles de Montmirail. They trace their lineage as vignerons back to their great-grandfather, Casimir Soard, whose wines were winning medals as early as 1902. Their grandfather, Louis Soard, specialized in the production of the celebrated Muscat de Beaumes de Venise during the 1950s and his son, Yvon, father to Patrick and Vincent, continued to work and expand the vineyards in Beaumes de Venise and the surrounding communes, although he rendered his grapes to the local cooperative rather than vinifying and commercializing the wines of the domaine. In 1988, Patrick and Vincent, with the encouragement of their mother, Nicole, decided to renew the fame of the estate and constructed the cellars necessary to vinify and bottle the full range of appellations available. In 1989, at the outset of this project, Rosenthal had the good fortune to encounter the family and they immediately engaged to be their importer for the American market.

The vineyards of the domaine are scattered over seven different communes, including, of course, Beaumes de Venise and the surrounding villages. The appellations include Vin de Pays de Vaucluse, Ventoux (vineyards in the communes of Saint Hippolyte, Piniere, Aubignan and Barroux), Muscat de Beaumes de Venise and Beaumes de Venise (vineyards in Beaumes de Venise, La Roque Alric and Suzette). The Soard family has always farmed with great concern for the environment, and now all of the wines produced at the domaine are certified organic.

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  • Fenouillet (500 ml) 2016 Muscat de Beaumes de Venise AOC
    The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 92 (11/30/2017)

    Faintly coppery in hue, the 2016 Muscat de Beaumes de Venise is simultaneously sweeter yet crisper than many of its peers. It's medium to full-bodied, with melon-like flavors and a bit of citrus on the finish.