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Domaine des Baumard
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Weißwein 2012 Quarts-de-Chaume AOC, Loire, France

Type: Weißwein (White wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 12%
Price: 37.00 €
Bottle closure: Screw cap
Registration number: #DdB-L2027QC12

Wine Review Report:

Last reviewed: 13 August, 2017

The appellation is an enclave within the Coteaux du Layon area in the Loire wine region. The name is derived from the "best quarter" (Quart) around Chaume in the municipality of Rochefort-sur-Loire. In ancient times, the feudal lord kept the yields of this quarter. The vineyards cover more than 50 hectares of vineyards on steep slopes facing south on the right bank of the Layon, a tributary of the Loire. This long-lasting sweet wine is made from 100% pure variety of noble rot (not necessarily) or at least overripe grapes of the Chenin Blanc variety (here Pineau de la Loire). The yield is limited to a maximum of...

Appellation for red, rosé and white wines in the French Loire wine region. The former VDQS division, which was created in 2002 from the Orléanais area, was classified in 2006. The vineyards cover 80 hectares of vineyards in 13 communes in the Loiret department. The rosé and red wines are made from the Auvernat(Pinot Noir) and Pinot Meunier varieties, while the white wines are mainly made from Auvernat Blanc(Chardonnay). There are also Coteaux du Giennois and Orléans-Cléry.

France is a relatively young wine-growing country compared to Greece and Italy. The first vines were brought to France in the 6th century BC by the Greeks, who founded Massalia (Latin Massillia = Marseille) in the southwest on the Mediterranean coast. At this time, the land that was only later called Gaul by the Romans was inhabited by the Celts. A lively trade developed and the Greeks covered the demand. When the Greeks migrated to the Po Valley in the 5th century, they got to know Italian wine and began to import it. The later French had been consuming wine for a long time before they began to cultivate it themselves on a large scale. The...

The white grape variety originates from France. There are 80 synonyms that testify to the vine's great age and worldwide distribution. The most important, grouped alphabetically by country, are Anjou, Blanc d'Anjou, Blanc d'Aunis, Blanc Emery, Bon Blanc, Canton, Capbreton Blanc, Chenin, Confort, Cugnette, Cruchinet, Cugnette, Franc Blanc, Gamay Blanc, Gros Chenin, Gros Pineau, Gros Pineau de Vouvray, Mançais Blanc, Pineau Blanc, Pineau d'Anjou, Pineau de Briollay, Pineau de la Loire, Pineau de Savennières, Pineau de Vouvray, Pineau Vert, Pinot de la Loire, Pinot Gros de Vouvray, Plant d'Anjou, Plant de Breze, Plant de Clair de Lune, Plant de Maille, Plant de Salces, Que...

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