Domaine des Baumard owns fantastic sites in
Quarts de Chaume as well as the remarkable Clos du Papillon in
Savennières and have crafted some of the best wines from
Florent Baumard joined the family business in 1987 and has
retained the desire to respect the vineyard and make wines that are
a true, sympathetic reflection of the remarkable soils in which
they are grown. While much of the property remains true to the
past, Baumard was among the first to embrace the move towards
screwcaps and now bottles the majority of is wines with these
closures to retain the purity of the harvested fruit. These are
truly world class wines.
Florent Baumard is certainly not afraid to make a statement,
with his wines as much as his opinions on the INAO (Institut
National de l'Origine et de la Qualité). His Savennières from the
famous vineyards of Clos St Yves and Clos du Papillon are rich yet
with a balance and elegance that are unrivalled. His top Cuvée of
'Trie Speciale' is only made in very exceptional vintages.
Baumard also produces impressive sweet wines. His Côteaux
du Layon offers incredible value while his Quarts de Chaume is the
kind of nectar that leaves a lasting memory.