• WS: 94

    Wine Spectator Score

    94

    Close
+ Add Critic Score

Submit a Critic Score

Score:

Name of Critic:

Close
Owens Liquors USD 39.99 375ml
Aabalat USD 47.00 375ml

Domaine des Baumard Quarts de Chaume 1998

Winemaker's Notes:

"The sweet wines of Domaine des Baumard are from vineyards planted along the Layon river, which flows northwest into the Loire. The perfectly exposed vineyards in the appellation Côteaux du Layon allow the Chenin Blanc grape to ripen perfectly in most years, often enriched by the development of botryitis. For the production of sweet wine, Florent Baumard prefers to harvest as late as the vintage weather permits, hoping for plenty of botryitis. The grapes are harvested in successive passes or ‘tries’ through the vineyard, and any unsatisfactory fruit is eliminated. The grapes are pressed quickly using a pneumatic press and the must fermented under temperature control. Aging is done strictly without oak to preserve the elements of fruit and terroir. The magnificent Quarts de Chaume is a fascinating wine, with a compelling intensity and authority of site which informs each vintage. Always long-lived, in great vintages this wine can be almost immortal, improving for decades." - Importer


All Prices

Shipping to:

"The sweet wines of Domaine des Baumard are from vineyards planted along the Layon river, which flows northwest into the Loire. The perfectly exposed vineyards in the appellation Côteaux du Layon allow the Chenin Blanc grape to ripen perfectly in most years, often enriched by the development of botryitis. For the production of sweet wine, Florent Baumard prefers to harvest as late as the vintage weather permits, hoping for plenty of botryitis. The grapes are harvested in successive passes or ‘tries’ through the vineyard, and any unsatisfactory fruit is eliminated. The grapes are pressed quickly using a pneumatic press and the must fermented under temperature control. Aging is done strictly without oak to preserve the elements of fruit and terroir. The magnificent Quarts de Chaume is a fascinating wine, with a compelling intensity and authority of site which informs each vintage. Always long-lived, in great vintages this wine can be almost immortal, improving for decades." - Importer

Best Wine Deals

  • $33.05
    16% off
    Etude Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
    Etude Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2009
  • $32.99
    18% off
    Chateau de Myrat 1/2 Fl.-Subskription-Chateau de Myrat Edelsüß 2ème Grand Cru Classé Frankreich Bordeaux /Td Sauternes Barsac Château de Myrat
    Chateau de Myrat 1/2 Fl.-Subskription-Chateau de Myrat Edelsüß 2ème Grand Cru Classé Frankreich Bordeaux /Td Sauternes Barsac Château de Myrat 2009
See More Deals

Chenin Blanc Top Lists







Snooth Media Network