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Quarts de Chaume
2010 Chenin Blanc


Vineyard: On a south facing slope, well protected from the winds, close to the Layon river.
Soil Type: Clayey-Schist with pebbles.
Vine Age: Over 30 years old.
Irrigation: No irrigation
Harvest Date:
Yield: Less than 25hl/ha


The vineyard is cultivated with grass between each row. In July the leaves that are north facing on the vines are cleared, in order to bring balance to the vines a green harvest is carried out throughout the vineyard. To obtain adequate ripening and healthy grapes south facing leaves are cleared in September. During harvest the focus is on obtaining optimum ripeness of the fruits which are affected by noble rot and passerillage. Harvest is done by hand over several pickings. The grapes are first sorted in the vineyard, where only the best quality fruits and perfectly ripe grapes are used.
Fermentaion is slow and controlled throughout followed by a period of barrel maturation.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Gold with a gleam of copper.
Nose: The nose is invigorating with cinnamon, cumin and linden tea, mixed with apricot confit and hints of fresh mint.
Palate: Intense sweet and sour sensations,when the sweetness dominates, the acidity strongly awakens.Bold structure carrying subtlety & elegance. Tropical fruits including persimmon, pineapple and apricot with ginger and orange peel on a persistent finish.
Other: Quarts de Chaume has an exceptional aging potential and will refine over time, may be aged for many decades. It will also keep for weeks open in a fridge.
Quarts de Chaume goes particularly well with pan fried fresh foie gras cooked with apple, salty & blue cheeses, or tarte tatin.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 12
RS (g/l): 198
TA (g/l):