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White
750ml
Bottle: $186.94
The various shades of gold Quarts de Chaume displays throughout the course of its life are fascinating, telling, and...
12 FREE
White
375ml
Bottle: $40.94
12 bottles: $40.12
Rated 97 - The Baumards farm 15 acres of terraced, 35 year old vines in Quarts des Chaume on the steep, south facing...
12 FREE
W&S
97
White
750ml
Bottle: $70.88
Rated 97 - The Baumards farm 15 acres of terraced, 35 year old vines in Quarts des Chaume on the steep, south facing...
12 FREE
W&S
97
Dessert/Fortified Wine
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White
750ml - Case of 12
Bottle: $63.95
Rated 96 - Unctuous, concentrated and refined, this holds a large core of quince, creamed Anjou pear and white ginger...
WS
96
WE
94

France Loire Valley Anjou-Saumur Quarts De Chaume

Year in, year out, France enjoys its prestigious reputation as the producer of the finest wines in the world. With a wine making history which spans several thousand years and owes its expertise to the Romans, it comes as little surprise that this most highly esteemed of the Old World wine countries continues to impress and enchant both novices and experts to this day. Despite the rise in quality of wines from neighboring European countries, not to mention the New World, the French wine industry continues to boom, with up to eight billion bottles being produced in recent years. However, France prides itself on always putting quality before quantity, and the wide range in fine produce is a testament to the dedication and knowledge of the wineries across the country. Indeed, from rich and complex reds to light and aromatic white wines, French wines are as varied and interesting as they are enjoyable to drink, making this country a firm favorite for wine lovers across the globe.

Within France, the one region most closely associated with fine white and rosé wines is surely the Loire Valley. With over eight controlled appellations, and a relatively large expanse of land covering this wide valley, the Loire Valley is an ideal location for wineries wishing to produce large quantities of excellent quality vines for their wine production. Indeed, this region has been associated with excellent white wines for over a thousand years, with it once being the favorite wine region for the crowned heads of England, France and beyond. Today, it produces a wide range of white wines, and several rosé and red varieties also. It is also widely celebrated for being home to some of France's most lively and fruity sparkling crémant wines, which more than match those produced in nearby Champagne.