Quart de Chaume Grand Cru 2015 Les Zersilles - Patrick Baudouin
Prestigious domain of the Loire - From the estate
Cellaring : 2025 - 2070
Tasting : "The Quarts de Chaume Grand Cru Les Zersilles, with its golden-apricot color, is deep, precise and fresh on the spicy mineral bouquet with a darker tone, with flinty stone fruits and some vegetal aromas. Made from 50 year old vines with a yield of 11.7 hectoliters per hectare and aged in small oak barrels. It is a sweet, noble, remarkably dashing and fine wine, with concentrated but still stimulating salty-spicy fruit aromas and a sweetness lifted by a spectacularly playful and elegant acidity, and also held in the mouth by firm and serious tannins. The QDC is not as sweet and rich as the hedonistic Marie Juby, but it is quite gastronomic.
Presentation of the cuvée by the domain: "A great sweet wine of chenin, from the Quart de Chaume terroir: fifty hectares in the heart of the Coteaux du Layon, enjoying a great reputation for centuries. The only Grand Cru of the Loire.
A wine for meditation, late at night, but never hesitate to put it on a nice table either, with spicy, sweet and salty dishes...pan-fried foie gras, spicy lamb curry. "
Vinification and Maturing : No addition of evures, very slow fermentation in barrels
Nature of the soil and subsoil : The Zerzilles hillside in Chaume has been renowned for a long time. Exposed to the south east, it is
perfectly adapted to the production of exceptional sweet wines. Thin soils, little developed
on a carboniferous basement. Presence of coal schists and sandstone.
|Volume||12,50 % vol - 50 cl|
|Appellation||Quarts de Chaume|
|Loire Valley Domains||Patrick Baudouin|
|Prix||From 30 to 50 €|