The Beaumes-de-Venise appellation

Southern Rhône Valley

Terroir

Located at the foot of the mountains Dentelles de Montmirail, the terroir is made up of three types of soil:

Red Triassic soils (cultivable, shallow soils of very low fertility, which ensure that the vines planted are not stressed by either drought or humidity).

White Cretaceous soils, in the commune of La Roque-Alric (marly clay-limestone soil, mainly cultivated in terraces, which receives maximum sunlight).

The Jurassic grey soils, north of the village of Lafare (composed of silt, clay and sand, facing east/south-east, which provides optimum sunshine and ensures even ripening).

Cépages

A minimum of 50% Black Grenache and 25-50% Syrah are used. Mourvèdre completes the first two. Finally, secondary grape varieties such as Cinsault, Carignan and Counoise, as well as white grape varieties, authorised up to a maximum of 10%, add an original touch that can be seen as the producer's signature.

Style des vins

Beaumes-de-Venise wines, exclusively reds, develop scents of red fruit, liquorice and spices, sometimes black fruit, and are characterised by immense finesse.