Baumard Coteaux du Layon Carte D'or 375ml
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.
Wine Advocate: “Persimmon, kumquat rind, and quinine bitterness (and their aromatic precursors) mingle with quince preserves. It will certainly make for an impressively-concentrated and highly affordable dessert wine”
Region: Loire Valley, France
Grape: Chenin Blanc