Beaumes de Venise: Domaine du Grand Montmirail 2016
Another Grenache-based winner from the Grand Montmirail estate, this silky Grenache - Syrah offering comes from warmer, limestone vineyards that lie on the south side of the Dentelles de Montmirail.
Yves Cheron has 70 hectares of his own vines spanning Vacqueyras, Gigondas and Beaumes de Venise which he bottles as 'Grand Montmirail'. Although Beaumes de Venise was awarded AOC status for its sweet Muscat (vin doux natural) in 1943, the red of the appellation, which was elevated to Côtes du Rhône Villages level in 1978, had to wait until 2005 for this honour.
|Style||Red Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Rhône, Beaumes de Venise|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Grenache, Syrah|
|Food & Wine Matching||Beef, Casserole|
|Vinification||Hand harvested grapes are macerated and fermented in stainless steel vats then racked and aged in concrete.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||14.5|
Yves Chéron (aka Pascal Frères) is a Négociant-Vinificateur – a wine merchant and winemaker, who lives on an attractive estate below the Dentelles de Montmirail. He produces his own Gigondas, Grand Montmirail, from vineyards at the domaine, as well as vinifying wines from bought in grapes at his négociant enterprise, Pascal Frères, which is situated between Gigondas and Vacqueyras.View more wines from this producer...