But Beaumes de Venise also produces wonderful red wines which became "cru" - the highest order of wines in the Rhone Valley in 2005.
Now you cannot just go and have a taste of a new AOC wine whenever you feel like it. There are strict rules and regulations to obey: the Primeurs, the new AOC wines, are only allowed to be sold after the third Thursday in November, which means this year from Thursday, November 20th after 12 am. So we were lucky to have a taste but also couldn't buy any. Too bad, because the red and the rosé are very nice even drunk this young and the vintners are more than happy with their new vintage. Which means we better go back this Friday and stock up, not forgetting a bottle of Muscat or two!
But savour we could: the beautiful halls of the Beaumes de Venise Cave
and a scrumptious buffet the wine growers treated us to
Great wine, delicious food
The famous Muscat
Professional tasters: the owners of the Vaison restaurant "L'Epicurien"