Day 15

Temp Note: This wine should be chilled to 42 ºF-45ºF. The floral aroma will be more pronounced as it warms up in the glass.

We are in the thick of December and since you might be meal planning, we’re throwing this dessert wine your way! Make plans to skip dessert and enjoy a 3 oz pour of this delightful wine made from muscat à Petits Grains. Or pair it with apple pie and ice cream.

The production area for Muscat-Baumes-de-Venise is located in the Vaucluse region of the Rhône Valley where sandy clay soils referred to as “terres blondes” line the vineyards. The small, picturesque village of  Baumes de Venise is nestled between the Dentelles de Montmirail mountains providing a stunning backdrop and protection from the powerful winds, known as the Mistral, that blow up from the Provence region. 

About the Producer

“Passed down from father to son since generations in the Rougon Family, the Domaine font Sante represents 35 hectares in the Beaumes de Venise appellation area. The vines grow on the highest plateaus of Beaumes de Venise, on narrow and sunny terraces, at an altitude between 150m and 330m, against the wonderful backdrop of the Dentelles de Montmirail mountains. The climate is favorable due to the mistral and the intense sunshine of the Côtes du Rhône region – it allows the emblematic grape varieties of the appellations to fully express themselves The wines of the estate are made with great respect for tradition and are distinguished by their rich bouquet, their expressive palate, and their bursting flavors. The Rhône Valley is home to many great wine-growing regions, each of them enjoying a unique terroir. In addition to the family estate, Pierre Rougon aims to offer a range of the best wines of the Rhône Valley, Provence and Corsica.”