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Family-owned since 1634, Domaine des Baumard is one of the finest estates in the Loire, if not France as a whole. Florent aims to pick at the same level of ripeness and vinify in exactly the same way each year without the use of oak, and yet each vintage is remarkably distinctive. This natural terroir-driven approach allows the hallmark of each vintage to shine through. He is a supporter of the screwcap and after much testing, has decided that this is the best option for all his long-lived wines, as it allows them to evolve and develop over time without the worry of cork issues.
Quarts de Chaume is an outstanding Grand Cru appellation that produces rich, powerful dessert wines from nobly-rotted Chenin Blanc and Florent Baumard is arguably the best producer.'The aromas of dried fruits do not show the sweetness and unctuousness of this ripe, botrytized wine. It has sweet honey flavors, spice, orange peel and a pure streak of acidity. This wine can age well, but it could also be drunk this year. 94 points' Roger Voss, The Wine Enthusiast
The Quarts de Chaume 2006 is listed in the guide: The 101 Best Wines of France 2010. It was classed as the best wine in the Loire, the second best Dessert wine in France and the third best wine overall for the whole of France. A superb achievement and deserved recognition of Florent Baumard's talents. Drink now to 2018+.more ↓ less ↑
|Class||Quarts de Chaume|
|Style||Delicate and Sweet|