Domaine de Coyeux Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise 2003

Dessert from Rhone, France

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Winemaker's Notes

The powerful and expressive nose shows aromas of white flowers, peach and honey. On the palate the wine is round and sweet, but not cloying, with a lively acidity. The total effect is fresh and elegant with good length and lots of charm.

The grapes at Coyeux are planted in a 120 acre vineyard on the steep rocky slopes of the Dentelles de Montmirail at an elevation of 260 m. The vineyard has the very thin topsoil characteristic of the region. The vines have an average age of 30 years, and there are two types of Muscat planted at Coyeux – grains blancs and grains noirs. The latter, being darker, have more aroma and flavor. In the words of the owner, the dark berries give body and the lighter ones give elegance.

Learn About Domaine de Coyeux

In the southern Rhone, about 15 miles northeast of Avignon, lies the village of Beaumes-de-Venise, founded by the Romans. While this image of an ancient town may conjure up antiquity, the region is also home to a truly innovative winemaker, Yves Nativelle, owner of the 309-acre estate Domaine de Coyeux. Nativelle and his family left their comfortable life in Paris in 1976, to...

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