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

Chenin Blanc is widely recognized as being one of the finest and most versatile white wine grape varietals in the world. In their native home of France's Loire Valley, wineries have used this varietal for centuries to produce a wide range of excellent wines, made possible by the fact that the high acidity in the grapes allows vintners to produce everything from dry, still varieties, to sparkling crémants and sweet dessert wines. One of the key features of this grape, and one which has won it many admirers, is the fact that the transparency of the varietal allows it to express the finer features of the terroir it is grown on, and also allows it to demonstrate the skill of the winemaker in the bottle. These grapes are a hardy varietal, growing well in moderate climates and in heavy clay-like soils all over the wine producing world.

Region: Loire Valley

Despite being most closely associated with fine white wines made with the excellent Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc varietal grapes which thrive there, the region of the Loire Valley in France also produces several other quality wines. The sub-region of Chinon is highly esteemed for its excellent Cabernet Franc based red wines, packed full of unique character and excellent fruity flavors, and the sparkling crémant wines of the region are adored by people all over the world. The region benefits enormously from the fertile valley it sits in, and the oceanic breezes which blow over the area, cooling the vines and helping them reach full and balanced levels of ripeness. The Loire Valley is an ancient wine region, with a viticultural history which stretches back two thousand years and is stronger than ever today.

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.