Muscat de Beaumes de Venise
The Muscat grape is best when planted in poor, sandy soils in 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 “trie” occurs upon entry to the chai. The fermentation, at low temperatures to best preserve the enchanting aromas of the Muscat grape, is stopped at the point where the alcohol – sugar balance is as desired. 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. Fenouillet produces about 30,000 bottles per vintage.