RHONEA, RHONEA, CARTE OR, AOC Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise, Blanc Liquoreux

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The wine
Made vintage after vintage from a meticulous selection of Muscat à Petits Grains de Beaumes, Carte Or is a Vin Doux Naturel that epitomises the vlues of French gastronomy. This polished, delicate cuvée, combines elegance and richness. It is altogether enticing. Carte Or is worthy of the most refined dishes and beautiful settings.
Terroir
A rich sandy-marl and clay-limestone terroir accounts for the refinement of this Muscat Carte Or.
In the vineyard
The bunches of Muscat grapes are picked when perfectly ripe and sorted by hand.
Vinification
After brief skin contact, the juice is delicately extracted with a pneumatic winepress and put into vat. Alcoholic fermentation takes place at a low temperature (12-14°C). This is stopped in a single go to retain Muscat’s incomparable fruit. The delicate, but essential operation is often challenging when the must has reached a sufficient degree of sweetness (approximately 110 g/l of sugar). It can even be done at night if this is the best time to do so.
Varietals
Muscat blanc à petits grains : 100%
Specifications
Alcohol content: 15 % vol.

Advice

Tasting notes
This wine has a beautiful, brilliant pale golden colour and an elegant, powerful bouquet. It is smooth, powerful, generous, and beautifully balanced on the palate with considerable freshness and a thirst-quenching quality.
Food pairing
Ideal as an aperitif, with pâté or with fruity desserts.

Reviews

16/20