Le Petit Trias, AOC Beaumes de Venise, Rouge, 2018


The wine
The Beaumes de Venise is located in the heart of the Dentelles de Montmirail in the Rhone Valley. This majestic mountain chain features a unique terroir surrounding the village of Beaumes de Venise. A geological fault has left outcrops of three different soil types aged 100 to 230 million years: the Terres Blanches de Bel Air, the Terres Grises des Farisiens, and the Terres Ocres du Trias. The artisan winegrowers of Beaumes de Venise selected the finest plots from each of these terroirs to reflect the outstanding personality of this rare natural setting. We invite you to discover each of these 3 terroirs and to taste the marvellous gifts nature has bestowed on us.
Second wine stemming from Earth of Trias at the heart of Beaumes of Venise, Le Petit Trias is a selection of young vines of grenache and Syrah who show all the potential of a great wine.
The grapes are picked when perfectly ripe and handled with the greatest of care – destemmed, crushed, put into vat, and maintained at a carefully controlled temperature. Fermentation focuses on bringing out the wine’s ripe fruit and spicy aromas. Rack and return, as well as regular aeration of the must during fermentation are responsible for smooth, silky tannin.
Grenache noir


Tasting notes
On the nose, hints of red and blackberry fruit and blended with toasty, cacao and masted coffee aromas. On the palate, the wine is soft with aromas of blackberries and mocha. The tannins are soft and silky.
Food pairing
This is a great wine with roast beef, casseroles and cheeses.