Muscat of Beaumes de Venise
The Muscat of Beaumes de Venise is an AOC produced in the town of Beaumes de Venise. It is one of the two appellations providing natural sweet wine (VDN) from the vineyards of the Rhône Valley (along with Rasteau).
It is a natural sweet wine, unique in the Rhône Valley because it is made exclusively from Muscat Petits Grains, located on the soil of the Dentelles de Montmirail massif.
A Muscat of Beaumes de Venise is best enjoyed chilled, between 6 and 8°C. Classically, it is very suitable as an aperitif and can accompany a terrine of foie gras, the traditional melon with ham, soft cheeses such as fresh goat cheese, and desserts mainly based on seasonal fruits: entremets, charlotte, compotes or fresh fruit soup, or the melon consumed at the end of the meal.
At a slightly higher temperature (between 12 and 14°C), you can enjoy a white Muscat of Beaumes de Venise with blue-veined cheeses.