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Domaine des Baumard

Regarded as one of the top producers from the Loire Valley, Domaine des Baumard has cultivated vines since 1634. In 1955, Jean Baumard became the first winemaker in Anjou to produce wine from both banks of the Loire River. Domaine des Baumard owns 40 hectares of organically farmed vineyards for production of handcrafted Crémant de Loire wines. Domaine des Baumard’s portfolio is extensive, expanding across whites to reds to everything in between. Benchmark Wine Group is thrilled to be your trusted source to offer you these exclusive bottles.

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Tasting Notes

WA94
Baumard`s 1997 Quarts de Chaume has been tasted five times over a six month period and it is a remarkably consistent wine. With extended aeration it appears to gain in focus and freshness, a trait that is surprising in the generally heavy and super-ripe 1997 vintage. Caramelized minerals and honeyed aromas are exuded by this dense, oily, jammy wine. On the palate, marzipan, candied grapefruit, and tropical fruits can de detected within its viscous, yet fresh, core. This massive offering will require some cellaring before reaching its peak. Drink it between 2003 and 2020.
WS93
Gorgeous, clear amber color with powerful aromas of papaya, mango and quince paste that lead to a lush palate loaded with fruit, followed by green almond, green tea, orange blossom and mineral notes. It's long and lush, but is hard pressed to keep up…

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