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2007 Domaine des Baumard Coteaux du Layon Clos Ste. Catherine
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93 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2010

($50) Bright yellow. Pungent aromas of pear and peach nectar, tangerine, honey and white flowers, with a suave mineral undertone. Lush and creamy on entry but becomes a bit firmer in the middle palate, with good focus to its sappy pit fruit and honeydew flavors. The mineral quality returns on the finish, adding vibrancy to the exotic fruit and floral qualities. This doesn't want to let up.

92 Points | Wine Spectator

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About the Loire Valley

With the exception of Sancerre, which has been a hot item in the U.S. market in recent years, Loire Valley wines are among the most underappreciated of France. The wines made from vineyards alongside France's longest river are aromatic, brisk, and generally..
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Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc, the most important white grape variety of the central Loire Valley, ranges in style from bone dry to medium sweet to staggeringly rich in appellations like Vouvray, Montlouis, Savennieres, and Coteaux de Layon. In all styles, expect high levels of acid that can provide tremendous amounts of balance to these wines...
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