It’s here that it all began, twenty years ago, when I first came to the region. On discovering Beaumes de Venise village and the Dentelles de Montmirail I fell in love with the region straight away. These peaks, with their lacy crest (dentelles) are aptly named. In Latin mons mirabilis means mount or admirable mountain !
Since I’m a consultant for a large number of wine domains in the appellation, I get the chance to criss-cross these fabulous terroirs season after season.
Located at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail, this unique appellation, where the vineyards grow on slopes ranging in altitude from 100 to 500 m, comprises three soil types: Cretaceous white earth, grey Jurassic earth and the famous Triassic marl.