The Leydiers at Domaine de Durban are particularly proud of their Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise, a vin doux naturel, as they are among the last to craft it in the traditional style. The old-fashioned vinification keeps the spirits as low as possible, so that they may hold on to the bright freshness in the grapes. One can find more powerful Muscats, but none as tasty and fine.
|Blend:||Muscat à Petits Grains Blanc|
|Appellation:||Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise|
|Producer:||Domaine de Durban|
|Winemaker:||The Leydier Family|
|Vineyard:||35 years, 25 ha|
|Aging:||Wine ages in cement and stainless steel before bottling|
Let the brett nerds retire into protective bubbles, and whenever they thirst for wine it can be passed in to them through a sterile filter. Those of us on the outside can continue to enjoy complex, natural, living wines.
Inspiring Thirst, page 236