Martinelle Beaumes-de-Venise 2022

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Beaumes-de-Venise is a real hidden gem in the Rhône valley - it’s best known for producing long-lived fortified wines made from the Muscat grape.

But up in the foothills of the imposing Dentelles de Montmirail, you’ll find pockets of vineyards ideally suited to making amazing red wines - capable of giving nearby Vacqueras and Gigondas a serious run for their money.

Winemaker Corinna Faravel found two such magical plots for sale in 2006 and snapped them up immediately.

The vineyards are based on a mixture of limestone, clay and oxidised iron - this gives a vivid red colour to the soils. Corinna says this soil gives a lovely freshness and concentration to the fruit - it never tastes jammy or overcooked, no matter how hot the weather gets.

She farms the vineyards organically which preserves and enhances the lovely raspberry, herbaceous and balsamic flavours in the fruit, which is a blend of Grenache and Syrah. 

Given the hard work done in the vineyards, there’s nothing complicated left to do in the winery. It’s aged for 10 months in old oak barrels to give it serious power and muscle.

If you like an unapologetically big southern French red, like a good Châteauneuf-du-Pape, then you have to give this a try!

Wine type Red
Grape(s) Grenache 55, Syrah 45%
Country France
Region of origin Rhône
Appellation Beaumes de Venise
Vintage 2022
Alcohol % 15
Oak? yes
Months in Oak 10 months
Type of Oak 23ho foudre from 2012 Rousseau
Allergens (e.g. Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts) very little sulfites - 25ml/l total
Average age of vines 10 to 50, most 30
Average altitude of vines (m) 320m
Soil type(s) argilo calcaire
Closure Type cork
Is this wine organic? yes, certified ecocert since 2012
Biodynamic? non
Sustainably produced? yes
Suitable for vegans? yes
Ageing potential (years) 10 to 12 years
Ideal drinking window 2026 to 2030
Pigeon rôti aux figues de Caromb - which is roast pigeon with local figs!

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