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Domaine Baumard produces some of the finest Chenin Blanc in Layon in the Loire Valley close to Angers. Domaine Baumard Carte d’Or Coteaux du Layon has a broad range of tropical fruit flavours, a mineral backbone and racy acidity balancing rich fruit with freshness. Pair with starters or dessert.
One of the Loire’s most lauded producers, Florent Baumard has courted controversy by pursuing his own ideas and challenging the status quo. In a deeply traditional region, his early adoption of screwcaps and different vine trellising systems marked him out as the enfant terrible of Savennières. His mantra now encompasses a belief in the individuality of each vintage, believing it should be made with minimal intervention to allow the wine to reflect its vintage and unique character. His Savennières from the famous vineyards of Clos St Yves and Clos du Papillon are rich, yet with a balance and elegance that are unrivalled. His top cuvée of ‘Trie Speciale’ is only made in very exceptional vintages when grape quality is optimal. It is a wine full of paradox, honeyed and yet dry, rounded and yet firm. The rich fruit, tremendous weight and concentration ensure that it is a thoroughly memorable experience.
Producer Website: www.baumard.fr
Bottle Size: 37.5cl
Grape: Chenin Blanc