Barbera is the hardy staple grape of the famous Piedmont region in Northern Italy. The grape accounts for around 55% of the wine produced in that region.
A tough, non-fussy grape, Barbera has been known to be flexible in its acclimation to different regions. It’s typically a deep ruby color with low tannin and bracing, high acidity.
Since 1943, only are entitled to the appellation contrôlée «Muscat of Beaumes-de-Venise», the wines coming from the white and black grape variety “Muscat à petits grains”, harvested on a limited territory of the communes of Beaumes-de-Venise and Aubignan.
The respect of the conditions of production (mode of size, yield, natural wealth of sugar and musts, …) makes this wine remarkable. At the foot of the massif des Lace of Montmirail, the Vignerons de Beaumes-de-Venise are the only ones to cultivate this grape in the Rhône Valley.
The fruit is sourced from the Astoria estate vineyard “Val de Brun” in the rolling hills of Veneto just north of Venice. Vines are oriented
north-south and west-east with 4,500 stocks per hectare, each averaging 8 to 12 years of age.
Straw yellow in color with very fine and persistent bubbles releasing generous aromas of pear and Golden Delicious apple finishing harmoniously full and creamy.
Pale straw in colour. White peach, nectarine, apple infused with fragrant vanilla. Fine grained with appealing chalky structure. Rich layers of ripe apple, stone fruit and apricot, with a mouth filling waxy finish.
Dark garnet. Aromas of mixed dark fruit, fresh cherries with a hint of prunes and spice. A rich palate with a lovely fine structure displaying a medley of berry fruit flavours, cedar, spice and a long persistent finish incorporating flavours of freshly ground coffee beans and toasty oak.