Baumard Coteaux du Layon Carte d’Or 375ml
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The Baumard Coteaux du Layon 'Carte d'Or' is a delicious dessert wine that is made from Chenin Blanc grapes in the Loire Valley, in France. The 'Coteaux du Layon' appellation makes some of the best sweet wines in the Loire Valley and the Baumard wines are known for having good acidity and structure, as well as being sweet. Between the Chenin Blanc grapes that have a higher acidity and Florent Baumard's passion for making fresher styles of sweet wines, the result is superb dessert wine experience. This wine is magical with desserts, blue cheese, foie gras or even a tarte tatin.
Expert Reviews & Awards
"The residual sugar here is 90 g/l; the maximum for this cuvee tends to be about 100 g/l, otherwise Florent feels it can lack freshness. Sweet pear flesh with a matchsticky overlay on the nose. It has a little honeyed apricot, but on the whole the style is light and open. The palate shows a very appealing concentration, with white peach, white pear flesh, a delightfully match-sticky freshness and also a beautifully bright acidity. For an entry-level cuvee this has very nice fruit and tension, but also a delicious minerally frame for it all." The Wine Doctor
The Wine Doctor
"Plump, ripe and full, featuring a slightly exotic edge to the guava, mango and creamed peach flavors, before a racier side of green plum, honeysuckle and plantain moves in behind. Still youthfully raw, with the fruit bouncing rather than gliding for now. The finish is long, revealing an echo of green almond that bodes well for cellaring."
Wine Spectator - February 2013 — 94 Points
Established in 1955, the Domaine des Baumard is located in Rochefort sur Loire, in the heart of the Loire Valley, 20 kilometers southwest of Angers, at the Logis de la Giraudière, a manor house from the end of the 18th century. Winemaker Florent Baumard, watches over the destiny of these 40 hectares, that are spread over both banks of the Loire. Florent combines rigor and his technical education, as his father did, in the search for the best expression of the grape variety in the Loire region. Florent has a natural charm that can be found in his straightforward and flattering wines. The Domaine sources grapes from the following appellations:
AOC Quarts de Chaume
AOC Coteaux du Layon
AOC Cremant de Loire
About Chenin Blanc
Chenin Blanc is a high acid grape variety that can be made into sparkling, dry or even sweet wines. Depending on how ripe the Chenin Blanc grapes are when they are picked, they can be made into sparkling wines (that need higher acidity) or dry wines that have an abundance of ripe fruit characters from using riper grapes. Younger Chenin Blanc wines usually show aromas and flavours of fresh apples and tropical fruit whereas the older Chenin Blanc wines have a more smoky, richer flavour profile. In addition, Chenin Blanc is used to make some of the best dessert wines in the world, again, the combination of high acidity and ripe fruit provides a wine with depth and structure, at the same time. Chenin Blanc is grown around the world but it does particularly well in Australia (Margaret River and McLaren Vale), The USA (California), Argentina (Mendoza) and South Africa (Paarl, Swartland). Chenin Blanc is South Africa's most widely grown grape. Winemakers in South Africa are making complex and concentrated Chenin Blanc wines from old bush vines, that can be aged for decades. Some of the most impressive Chenin Blanc wines come from the Loire Valley in Central France. Climate and soil make a big difference to Chenin Blanc wines and the Loire Valley has a diverse range of both. The appellation of Savennieres produce full bodied, dry Chenin Blanc wines while The Coteaux du Layon appellation makes incredibly good sweet wines that have an abundance of flavour and acidity. The appellations of Vouvray and Saumur produce still and sparkling Chenin Blanc wines. The appellation of Anjou, also in the Loire Valley is known for dry wines that are often matured in oak.
About Loire Valley
The Loire Valley is a large and diverse wine region, located in western France, along the River Loire. Known for producing white wines with refreshing acidity such as such as Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc as well as red wines such Cabernet Franc. There are four sub regions in the Loire Valley, they are Nantais, Anjou Saumur, Touraine and Central Vineyards. The Central Vineyards has two France's most prestigious Sauvignon Blanc appellations; Sancerre and Pouilly- Fume. The sub region of Touraine contains the appellation of Vouvray,
Closure: Screw Cap
Wine Body: Medium Bodied
Wine Sweetness: Sweet
Organic / Vegan: Vegan
Non Alcoholic: No
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