Quarts de Chaume

Location : During the Middle Ages, the Seignior was entitled to half of the wines produced in Chaume village. Obviously, he chose the best barrels, which then gave their name to this appellation. Today it produces legendary white wines to universal acclaim. Around twenty producers share a tiny area of some 42 hectares. The vineyards face due south on a steep bank above the Layon. The mists encourage the growth of the mysterious Botrytis cinerea fungus, which makes the skin of the grape permeable so that the water evaporates and the sugar concentrates. These are ideal conditions for the vines.

Soil : Clay and pebbles. Yield: Less than 17Hl per hectare.

Winemaking : The grapes are harvested manually in three or four successive passes. Sections of botrytised or passerillaged grapes only are collected, depending on the vintage. The grapes are pressed gently using a bladder press. The wine is fermented and aged for a year in 400l oak barrels in our temperature-controlled barrel storehouse.

Tasting notes : An intense yellow colour with hints of gold. The nose has notes of raisins and dried fruits. In the mouth, it is powerful, concentrated, fat and infinitely complex. This is a very well- balanced wine with the potential to age for several years. Serve at 8 to 10°C, ideally decanted 2 to 3 hours in advance.

Food pairings : Ideal as an aperitif with spiced foie gras canapés and miniature blue cheese and pear open sandwiches, with chicory leaves spread with Fourme d’Ambert cheese or with semi-cooked or pan-fried foie gras. Avoid pairing with very sweet desserts. Best drunk with tart rhubarb or apricot desserts, caramelised exotic fruits or more powerful, spicy desserts based on bitter chocolate or cinnamon.
Try with bitter chocolate and orange peel crispy cake. An excellent wine to guard jealously or share!

Palmarès :

LA REVUE DES VINS DE FRANCE N° 593 JUILLET/AOUT 2015 “QUARTS DE CHAUME LES RICHES HEURE DU CHENIN SUR SCHISTES”: où sont cités:

le QUARTS DE CHAUME GRAND CRU 2011 comme “un parfait compromis entre richesse et élégance”,

le COTEAUX DU LAYON CHAUME “EN APARTE” 2010, “qui offre une belle expression du botrytis avec des notes d’abricots bien mûrs”.

Concours des Vignerons Indépendants 2015: MEDAILLE D’ARGENT pour le Quarts de Chaume Grand Cru 2011

Concours Général Agricole de Paris 2013: MEDAILLE D’OR pour le Quarts de Chaume Grand Cru 2011

Salon des Vins de Loire d’Angers 2012: LIGER D’OR pour le Quarts de Chaume 2010

Salon des Vins de Loire d’Angers 2011: MEDAILLE D’ARGENT pour le Quarts de Chaume 2009

Concours Général Agricole de Paris 2011: MEDAILLE D’ARGENT pour le Quarts de Chaume 2009

Concours Général Agricole de Paris 2010: MEDAILLE D’ARGENT pour le Quarts de Chaume 2008

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