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Domaine des Baumard Quarts de Chaume

Reviewed By

Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

The Domaine des Baumard Quarts de Chaume is almost the perfect dessert wine. It exhibits all of the fruits flavours such as quince and fig that you expect from a Chenin Blanc, but at the same time it is almost ethereal in its lightness. Structure is present also via a mineral backbone and some acid, suggesting it will last for decades.
The Quarts de Chaume appellation lies near the village of Chaume within the broader appellation of Coteaux du Layon. It is one of two high quality sub-appellations with the other being the renowned Bonnezeaux. It is a tiny appellation, covering just 30 hectares, but it packs a punch with producers such as Domaine des Baumard, Chateau Pierre-Bise and Chateau Bellerive all turning out exceptional wines.
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