Rhône Valley, France
Muscat de Beaumes de Venise
Clay and limestone marl soils with southern sun exposure
100% Muscat Petite Grains
Hand-harvested and hand-sorted.
Temperature controlled maceration. Fermentation for 2 months on fine lees and bâtonnage.
Aged in stainless-steel tanks
Denis Cheron acquired the Domaine du Grand Montmirail after moving to the Southern Rhône in the 1960s from Burgundy’s Côte de Nuits, where his son Yves was born and where he learned about winemaking with the delicate Pinot Noir grape. Yves took over operations in the 1980s. His philosophy is simple: small-production wines straight from the source. The domaine extends over hillsides and terraces of the Southern Rhone, including the appellations of Gigondas, Vacqueyras, and Beaumes de Venise.