Provence Summer Pairing: Melon and Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise

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

This entry was posted in Food, Wine and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.