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Domaine de la Pigeade Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise 2011

Domaine de la Pigeade Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise 2011This wine was recommended by David Williams in The Observer, he wrote: “My view of the sweet fortified whites made in the Beaumes-de-Venise appellation in the southern Rhône has been distorted by the hamfisted examples on offer in French and, from time to time, British supermarkets. Too often the alcohol and the sweetness stand rigidly apart, shouting at each other across the palate.

He added: “Despite its 15% alcohol, this is graceful and pretty rather than cloying and clanging, a gentle mix of peach, mandarin and summer-garden floral fragrance for a dessert of baked peaches in honey.”

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