Learn About Dom. De Durban
The Leydier family is one of the last families to make their Muscat de Beaunes according to the old style, where the grapes are harvested late in autumn and then laid out on straw mats to dry the fruit and concentrate the juice. No sugar or alcohol was added. Today the appellation controlee decrees that all Muscat de Beaumes be made by a system of mutage, where fermentation is stopped through the addition of neutral spirits.
Learn About Other Rhône
Other appellations of the Rhône include: in the North – St-Péray, Chateau Grillet; in the South – Lirac, Côtes du Ventoux, Côtes du Tricastin, Rasteau
Learn About Rhone Red Blends
The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...
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