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Paul Jaboulet Ainé Muscat de Beaumes Venise Les Chants des Girolles
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Paul Jaboulet Ainé Muscat de Beaumes Venise Les Chants des Girolles 2013

Beaumes de Venise, Côtes du Rhône Villages, Southern Rhone, Rhone Valley, FranceThe muscat grape has been the force behind this wine since it became part of Vin Doux Naturel AOC in 1945. Griolles is made from 35-year-old small berry muscat harvested by successive passes. The ferment is cold and stopped using neutral alcohol at 11 percent residual sugar. Expect a reliably fresh and floral nose flecked with spicy nectarine, ginger and lemon oil aromas. The plate is sweet and round with honey, pear, quince and ginger. Sweet but elegant, this would be excellent with fresh berries and lighter desserts.Tasted: 17 March 2017Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 22.99 375 private wine shops Producer: Paul Jaboulet AinéCSPC: 352088UPC: 3105718630130