2018 Domaines des Baumard Savennieres Clos St Yves

Loire Valley, France

A crystalline expression of Chenin Blanc through the lens of Savennieres. Bone dry and taught but brimming with ripe fruit and wild flowers.



Florent Baumard is one of the world’s best winemakers, and you probably don’t know him.

James Molesworth, Wine Spectator

About The Wine

Florent Baumard has 14.5 hectares of Chenin in Savennieres, approximately seven of which is located in Clos St Yves, an enviable spot rich in rhyolite, a volcanic rock cherished by local vignerons.

The fruit for this cuvee is harvested with multiple passes through the vineyard, all geared towards capturing the berries at the point just before flavourful turns into richness. There is ripe red apple, pear and pronounced minerality, the wine is made entirely without wood and the textural component and touch of honeyed pastry comes entirely from fruit, lees aging and a little time in bottle.

Wonderfully pure with more tension than a Different Drop ping pong tournament! Simply benchmark Chenin.

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.

Misty vineyards of Domaine des Baumard
Misty vineyards of Domaine des Baumard
Loire Valley, France
Additional Info

From The Importer

Clos St Yves is the first or “entry level” Savennieres for the domaine however the vineyard is one of the most superbly sited in the appellation containing some of the prized rhyolite soils amongst its schist and volcanic seams not far from Roche aux Moines.

Whole bunch pressing of successive passes through the vineyard and 9 months of aging on fine lees yields this fine mineral expression of Savennieres that has tremendous aging capacity or 20 or more years. Pristine pure chenin that shows a great expression of these remarkable Savennieres soils.

Blend : Chenin Blanc (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Florent Baumard
Winemaker Florent Baumard
Loire Valley, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

Decanter Magazine

"The nose shows hay and apple pie all tumbled up inside soft white peaches. The palate is more about golden delicious and pink lady apples, tart apple flesh, and baskets of other orchard fruits. It's round in the mouth, and then the acidity sweeps away your tongue and leaves a grippy sensation. A slight metallic tint is disconcerting. The concentration of flavour could be more intense, but it's a simple and effective Chenin." - Natalie Earl (Decanter Magazine)


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