About The Wine
Quarts de Chaume is a famous Loire Valley appellation for long-lived sweet, or medium-sweet Chenin Blancs. Its name comes from ancient tradition of farmers paying a quarter of their harvests to the feudal boss leaving only three quarters (Quarts) of their Chaume (stubble or thatch) for themselves.
Thankfully the wines are more generous - Domaine des Baumard's example of the vineyard is exceptional. It contains a healthy percentage of botrytis-affected fruit which enhances the concentration and complexity of the finished wine - look for approximately 130 grams of residual sugar.
In great vintages, this wine has the potential to live practically forever. It's the top of the pile for sweet wines from this part of the world.
About Domaine des Baumard
Domaine des Baumard might be one of the most underestimated and underpriced producer of dry and sweet white wines in the world...
Situated in Rochefort sure Loire, on the right bank of the Layon River near where it joins the mighty mother river, the Domaine, under owner/ winemaker Florent Baumard releases an enviable range of sparklings and whites but it is their sweeter styles from Quarts de Chaume and Coteaux du Layon which gain the headlines.