Domaine Jo Pithon Quarts De Chaume Les Varennes  1997 750ml
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Domaine Jo Pithon Quarts De Chaume Les Varennes 1997

Domaine Jo Pithon - Loire Valley - France - Anjou-Saumur - Quarts De Chaume

Professional Wine Reviews for Domaine Jo Pithon Quarts De Chaume Les Varennes 1997

Rated 94 by Wine Spectator
Thick, with maple syrup, fig, crème brûlée and toasted pecan flavors that ooze across the palate. Dense finish, with smoke, ginger and green tea notes. Heady stuff; not for the uninitiated. Drink now through 2015. 400 cases made.
Rated 93 by Robert Parker
The amber-colored 1997 Quarts de Chaume is caramel-scented, has untold richness, and a syrupy-texture. Plum, raspberry, apricot, and peach jams make up this dense, plump, viscous wine's personality. It is full-bodied, verging on unctuous, and mouth-coating. Drink it over the next 6-7 years....
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Varietal: Chenin Blanc

Originating in France yet now grown in many parts of the New World, Chenin Blanc is one of the most versatile and highly regarded white wine grape varietals on earth. These green skinned grapes hold a relatively high acid content, and as such can be used for making still white wines of exceptional quality, as well as superb sparkling wines (such as the Crémant wines of the Loire Valley) and extremely aromatic dessert wines. Their natural transparency means that they are a fine grape for expressing their terroir in the bottle, and winemakers often experiment with this varietal to coax unusual and intense flavors from the grapes, such as allowing the development of noble rot on the fruit in order to make sweet and viscous wines of a unique character.

Region: Loire Valley

In France, the region most closely associated with the production of fine white wines is the Loire Valley, a particularly fertile and temperate region near the Atlantic coast. This reputation is certainly justified, and the Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc vines which flourish in this region produce both dry and dessert wines of exquisite character and flavor However, the region is also responsible for some seriously high quality Cabernet Franc based wines, such as those found in the sub-region of Chenin, and plenty of elegant bubbly crémant wines, which are often fruitier and more lively than those found in Champagne, and with a character all of their own. The Loire Valley is an ancient wine region, with archaeological evidence dating wine production in this area back to the first century.

Country: France

France is renowned across the globe for its quality wines and the careful expertise which goes into making them, but what is truly remarkable about this relatively small country is the vast range of wines it produces in such huge amounts each year. Not only are the finest red wines in the world said to come from the beautiful regions of Bordeaux and Burgundy, but elsewhere in the country we find the Champagne region, and areas such as the Rhone Valley and the Loire, whose white wines consistently receive awards and accolades by the plenty. This range is a result of the great variety of climatic conditions and terrain found in France, coupled with generations of wine makers working within single appellations. Their knowledge of specific terroirs and grape varieties has, over time, perfected the production of wines within their region, and the end results continue to impress the world to this day.