A great moment of greed and for a long time!
"It delivers a great aromatic intensity but without exuberance. In the mouth, its tasty and creamy fruit is tamed by a precise mutage. Superb." 18/20 RVF Guide 2017
Her dress is characterized by amber in color to the reflection old gold.
Intense and complex nose exhales enhanced notes of citrus , candied fruit aromas.
In the mouth, the attack is powerful and balanced and dominant notes of fruit with white flesh.
Serve it cool, between 7-8 ° C, as an aperitif or dessert wine.
It is appreciated also with foie gras, it harmonizes with a roquefort and he holds his personality with the chocolate.
The Muscat de Beaumes de Venice of the field of Bernardine ages very well, her dress is copper, it takes the soft roundness, it can last up to 20 years. It will develop aromas ofcandied citrus and Oriental spices.
Family owned for five generations, a bottle of Muscat of 1847 in possession of the field shows the length of the field. In the field of Bernardine, they started to make wine in the early 19th century. The former property of the Bernardine monks has been converted to a winery. Mr Louis Castaud was the first to be alarmed of the virtual disappearance of the traditional production of the village and obtained the appellation Muscat de Beaumes de Venice in 1945 after years of work and tenacity. His family has been able to grow the field of Bernardine by combining know-how and tradition. Today his daughter Renée Castaud always attends the life of the field. His granddaughter Elizabeth, her husband Andrew Hall and their son Romain develop this wine which is part of the family history.
The vineyard and the land are the essence of the wines of this area. This is where it all begins and where they concentrated their efforts throughout the year. There are no great wines without great grapes.
The tillage are essentially manual. Five people full-time work in the vineyard in addition to seasonal teams during the work in green and the harvest in order to bring out the best in their vineyards. Manual work and the interest for each vine are essential. It is as well as the size, disbudding, trellising, stripping and the harvest is made by hand with meticulous care.
The maintenance of the floor is done by traditional ploughing. Organic manure are basis of grape marc.
The field work and respect the national repository of "sustainable agriculture".
Protection of cultures, they use pesticides only when necessary and justified and by splitting, suitably, treatments, so as to minimize the quantities of products used. They promote cultural and biological methods to reduce the use of plant protection products. Grassing for soil, debudding and thinning of the vines, biodiversity in edge of plot: olive trees, almond trees, romarins, capers and cypress.
In a spirit of respect for traditions and using the best of technology, Andrew Hall master of Chai and his son Romain Hall Œnologue take to heart to follow the family tradition.
In the work of their wines, Muscat Beaumes of Venice takes a very important part and requires a lot of attention. After manual harvesting, they realize a pressing to perform the fermentation in liquid phase. Without the addition of yeast, they control the alcoholic fermentation by a temperature management. Making wine sweet natural wine demand stop fermentation to keep out sweetness of the grapes. During vinification, they follow night and day tanks, and they mutate them just when you need to. The balance of the wine is played when the fortification. The ageing of the wine is done in oil reservoir during the 6 months that previous bottling.
A terroir is a geographical space delimited (like the vines of Beaumes de Venice and the lace of Montmirail) defined from a human community that built throughout its history a set of distinctive cultural traits, knowledge and practices based on a system of interaction between the natural environment and human factors. The know-how involved reveal an originality, give a typical and allow a recognition for products or services originating in this space and so for the people who live there. The terroirs are alive and innovative spaces that cannot be equated with the only tradition. (INRA/INAO working group proposed definition from a).
History : in 1945, that was promulgated the Decree retroactive to September 1, 1943, dedicating the A.O.C. wine soft natural Muscat Beaumes of Venice.
Vineyard : it is located on the slopes of Beaumes de Venice, at the South side of the lace of Montmirail.
Soil : they are composed of sandy marl to the South and argilo-calcareous soils in the North.
Climate : Mediterranean, hot and dry with a mistral tempered by the massif of lace.
Grape : Muscat small grain black and white.
The grapes must have a greater than 252 g/l sugar richness.
Mutage during fermentation with pure alcohol at 95 degrees minimum.
The wines must contain minimum of 1 g/l of sugar and give a minimum wealth acquired 15%alcohol.
|Type of products||Natural sweet wine|
|Region||Vallée du Rhône|
|Appellation||Muscat de Beaumes de Venise AOP|
|Cuvee's name||Muscat de Beaumes de Venise|
|Title supplement||Note RVF: 18|
|Stock information||End of the vintage|
|Producer||Domaine des Bernardins|
|Capacity||75 cl bottle|
|Sweetness index||9 Sweet|
|Main style||Fruity - Floral|
|Grape varieties||Muscat à petits grains, blancs (75%) et noirs (25%)|
|Main grape variety||Muscat Petits Grains|
|Consumption recommendation||2019 - 2039|