Domaine de Fenouillet Beaumes de Venise
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Region: Southern Rhone Valley, France
Grape varieties: Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvedre
Domaine de Fenouillet Beaumes de Venise Yvon Soard is a limited-production wine produced in the best vintages. A superb GSM blend.
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About Domaine de Fenouillet Beaumes de Venise Yvon Soard
Domaine de Fenouillet Beaumes de Venise Yvon Soard is a limited-production wine produced in the best vintages in honor of the father of Patrick and Vincent Soard, Yvon. This wine is sourced from the oldest vines of the domaine (85 years old as of 2021) from a hillside “combe” in the shadow of the Dentelles de Montmirail mountains and just over the hill from Gigondas. The vineyard is a mix of clay and limestone and harvest levels are low. The wine is aged in cement for two years before being bottled unfiltered. The final grape blend is usually: 50% Syrah, 35% Grenache, and 15% Mourvedre. Approximately 3600 bottles are produced annually.
About Domaine de Fenouillet
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. 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 chai and cellars necessary to vinify and bottle the full range of appellations available.
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.