For a bracing summer tonic, perk up servings of fruit or fruit tarts with a Muscat de Beaumes de Venise from the AOC Beaumes de Venise. Produced from the Muscat grape, this wine of velvety texture and of moderate sweetness delivers a sunburst of flavors: peaches, cherries, apricot and honeysuckle.
In Provence, one tarts up juicy Cavaillon melons — halved or cubed — with a tablespoon of a Muscat de Beaumes de Venise. Available at wine shops worldwide or:
Cave Balma Vénitia – Vignerons de Beaumes de Venise, Beaumes De Venise
This wine cooperative accounts for 70% of the AOC production. The handsome spacious wine shop has a long counter for tastings with a splendid selection of Muscat de Beaumes de Venise.
Directions: Access Beaumes-de-Venise on highway D7, north from Carpentras or south on D7 from Vacqueyras. The cooperative is located outside and below the village in the Quartier Ravel.
Tel: 04-90-12-41-00; website