SKU 680251

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,... read more... Additional information »
$184.94
$184.44
12 Bottle
Check availability
Add 12x more to get fixed rate shipping
Add 12 more to get fixed rate shipping

Add
750ml
94 Wine Spectator
93 Robert Parker

More wines available from Domaine Jo Pithon

Domaine Jo Pithon Quarts De Chaume Les Varennes 1997 Customer Reviews

There have been no reviews for this product. Be first to .

Customer also bought

Additional Information on Domaine Jo Pithon Quarts De Chaume Les Varennes 1997

Winery: Domaine Jo Pithon

Varietal: Chenin Blanc

One of the most versatile white wine grape varietals in the world is the Chenin Blanc, a green skinned grape most closely associated with the still and sparkling wines of the Loire Valley, but which are cultivated in many countries across the globe and revered for their fine character and unique attributes. One of the key features of the Chenin Blanc grape is the fact that it is able to express the characteristics of the terroir it is grown on, making for highly interesting and complex white wines prized by those looking for something a little different. Their high acidity means they are perfect for producing a wide range of different wine styles, from flavorful still white wines to elegant crémants and sweet, viscous and unusual dessert wines.

Region: Loire Valley

The ancient wine region of the Loire Valley in France is a perfect place to discover the country's finest examples of white wines, which are made with a highly successful blend of traditional and modern wine-making techniques. Indeed, the Loire Valley has a wine-making tradition which stretches back almost two thousand years, and today continues to be a standard bearer for fine white wines made predominantly with Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc varietal grapes. However, it also produces superb red wines from the Cabernet Franc grapes which thrive there, and plenty of excellent rosé and sparkling wines for which the region is also famous. With almost ninety controlled appellations, the Loire Valley is an extremely important region within France, and the significance of their produce cannot be overlooked.

Country: France

French winemakers are subjected to several laws and regulations regarding the wines they produce, and how they can be labeled and sold. Such procedures are designed to increase the overall quality of the country's produce, and also to ensure that wines made in each particular region or appellation are of a character and type which is representative of the area. Thankfully for consumers of wine world-wide, the French have a particularly high reputation to uphold, and seem to do so flawlessly. Every year, wineries from all over France produce millions upon millions of bottles of fine wine, making the most of their native grape varieties and the excellent terrain which covers most of the country. From the expensive and exquisite red wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy, to the white wines and cremants of central France, the French are dedicated to providing the world with wines of the highest quality and most distinctive character.
Contact us:
1-877-493-6532
43 Round Lake Road Ste. 3
Ballston Lake, NY 12019