Domaine de Fenouillet Muscat de Beaumes de Venise
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Region: Southern Rhone Valley, France
Grape varieties: Muscat Blanc a Petite Grains
Domaine de Fenouillet Beaumes de Venise Yvon Sord is a limited production wine produced in the best vintages. Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre.
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About Domaine de Fenouillet Muscat de Beaumes de Venise
Domaine de Fenouillet Muscat de 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. Certified organic.
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.