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Beaumes de Venise
Beaumes de Venise is an appellation of wines from the eastern central region of the southern half of the Rhône Valley.
Its famed for its natural fortified wine made from the Muscat grape under the designation Muscat de Beaumes de Venise and records of its use go back almost two millennia.
The wine is produced from a single variety, the small berried Muscat which is also known as the Muscat de Frontignan, and must contain a minimum alcohol level of 15%. Mutage is carried out during the fermentation by the addition of 95° (minimum) proof spirit.