Domaine de Fontavin - Sweet natural wine Muscat de Beaumes de Venise - 500ml
Grapes : 100% Muscat blanc à petits grains.
Terroir : at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail, the soil benefits from a micloclimate protected from the wind. Sandy soils with chalky sediments (oyster and ammonite fossils).
Age of vines : 30 years old.
Area : 2,30 ha. Viticulture : Organic farming. Ploughing, natural grass cover every other row, compost of sheep for soil life, leaf thinning.
Winemaking : hand harvesting. Selective picking of grapes. Direct pressing, settling, fermentation at very low temperature. Addition of alcohol to stop fermentation. Sterilizing filtration before bottling.
Tasting : pale yellow color with greenish hints. Intense and complex nose : flowers, white fruits and exotic fruits. The palate is elegant, fine with great length : crisp grape with honey notes. More complex aromas appear with age : candied orange, dried apricots…
Wine and food pairing : fruit dessert, apéritive, blue cheese, melon, foie gras.