Until 2005 the appellation for red,
rosé and white wines from Beaumes de Venise were Cotes du Rhone
Village Beaumes de Venise.
From the three small communes Lafare, La Roque Alric and Suzette the appellation was Cotes du Rhone Village
without adding name of acommune
In 2005 a new appellation was approved Beaumes de Venise
including only red wines from certain parcels in four communes Beaumes
de Venise, Lafare, Suzette and La
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Declared area and yield
Rules for the appellation
Allowed grape varieties:
Primary variety: Grenache.
Complementing variety: Syrah. (Mourvedre is not included here)
Other allowed varieties: Bourboulenc, Vaccarese, Carignan, Cinsault,
Clairette Clairette Rose, Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris, Marsanne,
Mourvedre, Muscardin, Piquepoul Blanc Piquepoul Noir, Roussanne, Terret
Noir, Ugni Blanc, Viognier.
The rules for shares of the grape varities from the
plantation at a property.
Grenache and Syrah must together count for at least 80% of the plantation.
Grenache must count for at least 50% of the plantation.
Syrah must count for between 25% and 50% of the plantation.
White varieties may not exceed 10% of the plantation.
The yield may not exceed 38 hl/ha.
percentage of alcohol must be at least 12,5.
des Compagnons de Beaumes-de-Venise
The brotherhood of winegrowers was established in 1983.
The brothers take part in ceremonial activities to promote the wines.