Domaine la Brune, AOC Beaumes de Venise, Rouge, 2018

Story

The wine
Domaine la Brune has been in the Brunet family for three generations. The grandson, Julien, has taken over management of the family estate alongside his father to perpetuate the family tradition. «La Brune» owes its name to a dark-coloured statue of the Virgin Mary that was discovered when ploughing a field. Legend says that upon seeing it, the oxen sank to their knees... The «Notre Dame de la Brune» chapel currently houses the statue.
Terroir
Located near the small village of Laroque Alric in the Dentelles de Montmirail, Domaine la Brune’s Grenache vines grow at an altitude of 300 metres in a single block on soil that is mainly claylimestone.
Vinification
Outstanding terroir and sun exposure enable the grapes to ripen well. This results in significant concentration, as well as great ageing potential in the wine. After the grapes are picked by hand, crushed, and pressed, our cellarmaster ferments the juice in temperaturecontrolled stainless steel vats to preserve its fruity aromas.
Varietals
Grenache noir
Mourvèdre
Syrah

Advice

Tasting notes
This intense wine features a bouquet of garrigue, thyme, rosemary, and fresh bay leaf, as well as flavours of black fruit coulis, blackcurrant, and blueberry.
Food pairing
This wine is ideal with lamb, gourmet salads and a variety of cheeses.

Reviews

15/20