Dec 22, 2021
Beaumes de Venise is a small, beautiful village located in the southern Rhône Valley. It has a great history of quality and recognition for both its red wines, which are classified under the Côtes de Rhône Beaumes de Venise Cru, and its famed Muscat de Beaumes de Venise Cru, a vin doux naturel wine which is known for its exquisite flavors, elegance, and unrivaled balance. In this episode, we explore this historic region that has been making wine for more than 2600 years - the terroir, climate, wines, grapes, and where the name comes from as well (hint: not from a place with many waterways in Italy!).
Getting a firsthand account from the experts who work in the region every day is the best way to learn so for this show we have two ambassadors for Beaumes de Venise, Claude Chabran of the high-quality Rhonéa co-operative, and Florence Cartier of the family-owned estate Domaine les Goubert. Each has a unique perspective and shares fascinating information about the realities of making wine – both red and vin doux naturel -- in this marvelous region, which is really unlike any other in the Rhône.
Photo: Claude Chabran of the high-quality Rhonéa co-operative, right
In this show you’ll learn about:
Photo: Florence Cartier of the family-owned estate Domaine les Goubert
We end with information about what food pairings that work well with both the red Beaumes de Venise Cru and the Muscat de Beaumes de Venise appellation (don’t forget spicy food for Muscat!) and how best to visit this lovely, historic region.
Thank you to the appellations of Beaumes de Venise for the educational partnership and financial support for this show and for teaching us about this appellation, full of history, excellent wine, and passionate producers!
For more information please visit the Beaumes de Venise site.
This podcast and post are part of a paid partnership with AOC Beaumes de Venise.