Crushed & Cured
Domaine des Baumard, Côteaux du Layon, Carte d'Or, Loire, France, 2021
A very attractive honeyed nose, with lifted yellow fruits and more golden tropical elements such as mango, guava and pineapple. It has a particularly tropical character and a very fresh feel on the palate, with steely minerality and a zippy background acidity giving invigorating tartness to keep the wine luscious and buoyant. The rounded, approachable finish has good length.
Fractional pneumatic pressing of whole grape bunches and fermentation at low, controlled temperatures and 9 months in stainless steel on its fine lees.
Region: Coteaux de Layon, Loire Valley
Grape Variety: Chenin Blanc
Producer: Domines des Baumard