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Vidal-Fleury - Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise 2017

Overview

Founded in 1781, Vidal-Fleury not only is the Rhône’s oldest continuing grower/négociant firm, but it also secured an international following very quickly.Thomas Jefferson's visit in 1787 was its first contact with the United States; he called the wines “ justly celebrated”. The elaboration of Vidal-Fleury’s wines consists of four separate operations - the vineyard, winemaking, ageing and bottling. The superb origins of the grapes and the patience taken in maturing are what make the quality of Vidal-Fleury wines according to Winemaker Antoine Dupre. Terroir: The vineyards of Beaumes-de-Venise are planted in terraces (called muscadières) between 100 and 500 meters in altitude. The soils are sandy and clayey-marly, with clays tinted in red and ochre. The Mediterranean climate and southern exposure, sheltered from the Montmirail lace, promote optimal sunlight without the influence of the mistral Vinification: Direct slow and gentle pressing to preserve all the finesse of the juice aromas. Alcoholic fermentation is carried out under controlled temperature, then it is stopped by adding vinous alcohol. No malolactic fermentation. Aging in stainless steel tanks for seven months. Residual sugar content: 119.50 g/hL.

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Yellow robe, with some gold highlights. The nose is very expressive with hints of litchi, grapefruit, orange peel, dried apricot, peppermint, and honey. In the mouth there is ample freshness however not too sweet. Honey, white peach, grapefruit tang envelope the senses. Unctuous and balanced acidity.

Technical Details
  • Appellation: Beaumes-de-Venise
  • Winemaker: Guy Sarton du Jonchay
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Sandy marl, Clay, limestone
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  • Alcohol: >15%
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  • Avg Production: 1350 cases
  • Sizes Available: 375ml, 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/375ml
  • UPC Code: 089744762504
  • Varietals: 100% Muscat Blanc a Petits Grains

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