Beaumont Winery’s flagship Chenin Blanc, this was named after the Beaumont grandmother, Hope Marguerite, and is a celebration of her elegance, her passion, and her love for wine. It’s made with Chenin Blanc grapes fermented in French oak, and aged for 10 months. It’s an elegant wine, with an ABV of 13.5%.
On the nose, there are notes of dried apricot, marzipan, spice, with hints of green apple. It’s rich and full on the palate, with notes of honey, cream, citrus, and hints of green apple and oak.
The Beaumont Hope Marguerite is great with cheeses like Gruyere and cheddar. Enjoy it also with seafood, like scallops, or fish like halibut, trout, and smoked salmon. Spicy Asian dishes are also brilliant with this Chenin Blanc.
Beaumont Wines was founded by Jayne Beaumont and her late husband, Raoul, in 1974. He was a larger-than-life character, who loved traveling, sailing, and motorbikes. Jayne had been making small quantities of wine for a while, so starting a wine business was more a necessity. They started winemaking on the Compagnes Drift Farm, which they have since renamed Beaumont. They transformed it with their hard work and adventurous spirit.
Jayne Beaumont has since cultivated vineyards, created exceptional wines, and even tried her hand at bee farming. Her three children—Sebastian, Ariane, and Lucien, all contribute to the winery. All three were born and raised on the farm, and thus, have a personal and sentimental connection to their family business.
Store your unopened bottle in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 7 to 15°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.