Variety: Chenin Blanc
Country, Region: France, Loire Valley
Appellation: Quarts de Chaume
A classic cooler vintage for Loire Valley unlike 1989 + 1990 which both had much more botrytis and heat during those vintages. As a result this wine has a vibrant green gold colour with lively acidity and still have lots of life and development ahead of it given a good cool cellar. While providing great enjoyment now for its medium level of sweetness and only moderately developed character. A classic vintage of Quarts de Chaume which will age effortlessly for many decades to come. These are extraordinarily long lived wines.
These are simply some of the worlds greatest sweet wines. Made from 100% Chenin blanc these wines will age superbly.
“..there is no doubt in my mind that the Quarts de Chaume from Domaine des Baumard remains, in many vintages, one of the finest examples of the appellation. The methods behind the wine are unique, and seem to me to be at odds with the Quarts de Chaume's proven capability of producing naturally botrytis-dried, wind-dried grapes of complex flavour, and as such they should certainly be put up for debate. But we should not judge purely on methodology, but also on results, as we cannot ignore the finished product. Judging solely by what is in the glass these taut and vibrant wines, with their remarkably crystalline and minerally-quartzy character, usually countered by their soothing, polished sweetness, are delightful examples of the Quarts de Chaume appellation.” thewinedoctor.com
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