Domaine de Fenouillet (500 ml) 2017 Muscat de Beaumes de Venise AOC

Domaine de Fenouillet (500 ml) 2017 Muscat de Beaumes de Venise AOC

Item Number: 12507

UPC: None

Country: France
Region: Rhone
Sub Region: Southern Rhone
Appellation/AVA: Beaumes de Venise AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2017
Grape(s): 100% Muscat
Type: Wine - Dessert
Bottle Size: 500 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 15
Residual Sugar(g/L): 110g/l
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Miocen sand
Case Production: 2,500

Winemaker Notes: The brothers Soard, 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. 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.

Winemaking Notes: The Muscat grape is best when planted in the poor, sandy soils of Beaumes de Venise. The grapes for this cuvée are selected after a series of passes through the vineyards to pick the grapes at the proper level of maturity with the desired balance between sugar and acid; a further selection occurs upon entry to the winery. The fermentation, at low temperatures to best preserve the enchanting aromas of the Muscat grape, is stopped at the point where the alcohol to sugar balance is as desired. Fermentation occurs in stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeast. After settling, organic alcohol is added (about 7%) to stop the fermentation and preserve the natural grape sugar. The wine spends 3 months in contact with its lees with a total elevage of 12 months. Wine is fined and filtered before bottling.

Tasting Notes:
The Fenouillet Muscat de Beaumes de Venise is a marvel: complex nose of ripe fruits (peaches and citrus) and flowers, ample and harmonious mouthfeel and a long, fresh finish.