Henri and Philippe Leydier Happy New Year !!!
The « Dentelles delights » at BEAUMES DE VENISE The Thursday 30 July 18H30
We are happy to announce the 1st “After Work Ventoux Provence” at the Domaine. An “essential food and wine pairings !! (FAFA & TOM Catering)”
3 amuse bouches + 3 glasses of wine (10 €)
Compulsory reservation at: 04 90 63 00 78 (Respect of health rules)
On the occasion of the 8th local wine market, come and join us again at the village hall in Beaumes de Venise. It is always with great pleasure to share with you a warm and friendly gathering during these two days.
In the presence of 30 winemakers in the AOC Beaumes-de-Venise and Vacqueyras, there will also be numerous craftsmen who together will help you discover the many produce from our rich terrain.
If you so desire, there will be the possibility of gastronome food and drink and refreshments together with various Workshops for this festive weekend.
The profession of winegrowers is not an exact science !! It’s true… It depends a lot on the weather, the climate.. and even the sky!.
This vintage 2020 is proof of that… After an unusually dry spring and despite a good blossoming the long-awaited thunderstorms of the months of July and August never came …
Nevertheless, the white varieties (viognier, chardonnay, marsanne, roussanne and small-bodied muscatel) did not suffer from the lack of water as for the syrahs.
On the other hand, the Grenache grape variety was slightly dehydrated, resulting in a lack of yield and juice. This does not detract from the quality of the wine which will undoubtedly be a very good vintage …
The harvest is now over and we have to work on all these different vats that are just asking to be pampered !!
Thats the story of this atypical vintage, unique, rather rare … but certainly very good!
It’s here! The 2018 harvest started on 22nd August.
As always, it’s the Chardonnay grape (early grape) which has won itself the first clip of the secateurs. Glorious! We have very healthy, very fragrant grapes and harvested at low temperatures to avoid oxidation.
The juice yields are excellent. A very hot and dry summer followed by thunderstorms from 10th August has helped the fruit to mature and grow perfectly! This will continue for the Muscat harvest, a small white grape for dry white wine, and then for the Grenache rosé. A few reds are early (merlot, syrah).
The Muscat with small white grapes (sweet Muscat) will be golden and ready to produce a great vintage. The cycle will be completed by the Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre (red Beaumes and Gigondas). All our grapes are currently very healthy and more than satisfactory, unlike the 2017 vintage which was a year very low in quantity (-40%).
The mildew that has grown at an impressive pace in the region has not affected us at all thanks to the micro-climate ever present in Durban.
The 2018 vintage promises, if the skies permit, to be great!