Baumard’s Clos de Sainte Catherine 2007 is “Today’s Featured Wine” on Wine Review Online!
Baumard is a genius with the Chenin Blanc grape, producing stellar dry wines–Savennières–and glorious sweet ones–Quarts des Chaumes and this single vineyard one from the Côteaux du Layon. The beauty of this wine is its racy acidity that enlivens it, keeps it fresh and balances the sweetness. Not at all cloying or heavy, the flavors of ripe peaches and apricots dance across the palate. Have a glass with cheese or as dessert, recork the bottle, keep it in the frig and repeat the following night. Its charms will delight you for a week. 95 Michael Apstein Jul 19, 2011