Varieties: Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay
Country, Region: France, Loire Valley
Appellation: Vin de France
This wine is a young cousin of their Coteaux du Layon Le Paon and contains “a secret and original blend of our cepages and terroirs”. Elegant and lively with 128 g/litre of residual sugar this wine comes from a number of vineyards in Coteaux du Layon and… The wine is both elegant and refreshing with ample acidity backing the beautifully modest level of sweetness. Exotic aromas of ripe apricots quince and citrus elements binding the wine into a complex whole with well covered acidity taking the wine to a very long peacocks tail finish on the palate. Astonishing value and a brilliant addition to the range.
Domaine des Baumard
'Florent Baumard is one of the world’s best winemakers, and you probably don’t know him. That’s because he produces Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley, an all-too-often overlooked region. Baumard produces a range of dry and sweet wines, topped by his Quarts de Chaume. And perhaps the best part of Baumard’s new wines is that they are now all under screw cap. Bravo to Florent Baumard for making this decision based on quality, not marketing.' James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, March 2007