Characteristics: The Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise “La Pastourelle” comes from limestonebased clay soils on the southern border of the appellation. Grape Variety : White Muscat “à petit grain” (small grapes). Average Delas production: 6,000 to 8,000 bottles (75 cl.) per year.
Wine Making: The grapes are picked by hand, through various pickings allowing each of them to achieve optimal maturity. After pressing and settling, the fermentation is carried out at a maximum of 59°F (15°C) for 21 days. Vierge alcohol is then added to stop the fermentation (fortifying), that’s brings the wine to a minimum of 15°C/Vol alcohol content, and a residual sugar rate of 110g/litre.
Maturing: The wines are aged in stainless steel vats to prevent any oxydation. Bottling is carried out after fining and filtering during the spring season that follows the crop.
Tasting notes: The wine has a pale golden hue. The bouquet of this Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise shows intense fruity and floral aromas. On the palate, this wine has deliciously elegant freshness. It is full-bodied without excess, and has lingering fruity aromas on a melon and lemon-tinged finish.
Food and wine pairing: This very aromatic wine is ideal with fruit tarts.