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Quarts de Chaume Château Bellerive (no reserve) 1990

  • Exotic fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Color:Sweet
  • 13% 
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Voluptuous

Déjà renommée et exporté dans le nord de l'Europe au XIVème siècle, ce vin a la même méthode de fabrication que le sauternes (avec lequel on le confond souvent), étant toutefois plus puissant et gras que ce dernier. More info

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 3cm
  • Label: 1 very slightly marked label

Quarts de Chaume Château Bellerive serve at a temperature of 6°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Tarte tatin, Escalope de foie gras de canard aux raisins, Tarte aux brugnons et pistaches.

Peak: To drink

  • Vintage score: 17/20
  • What the experts say...

    "Pale gamboge/coppery colour. Light and smoky nose. Round and toasty with some quince character. Lovely wine for today but probably not the extract for a very long life. Pungent." Jancis Robinson (Tasted in 2015)

    Lot presentation
    Quarts de Chaume Château Bellerive

    Cuvée presentation

    Deemed to be the very best grand cru of the Côteaux du Layon Chaume, the Quarts-de-Chaume vineyard is located in the municipality of Rochefort sur Loire on a clay-gravel hillside slope that enjoys south-facing exposure overlooking the river Layon. Its name dates back to the Middle Ages, when a quarter of the village of Chaume's harvest from the vineyard worked by monks, had to be handed over to the local lord who selected the very best casks. The vineyard produces a light fortified white wine made from harvests that are sorted in successive sessions. Combining finesse and power, the Quarts-de-Chaume develops subtle aromas of apricot, peach and honey due to the complexity of its soil. Boasting incredible length on the palate, this wine is one of the world's ultimate soft white wines. Furthermore, low production makes this a rare wine that is particularly highly sought after by connoisseurs.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Bottle
    • Level: 1 3cm
    • Label: 1 very slightly marked label
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
    • French customs seal: yes
    • Alcohol percentage: 13 %
    • Country/Region: Loire
    • Appellation/Wine: Quarts de Chaume
    • Vintage: 1990
    • Color: Sweet
    • Peak: To drink
    • Service temperature:
    • Viticulture: Conventional 
    • Size (in ha): 30
    • Volume: 700 hectolitres
    • Intensity: Voluptuous
    • Dominant aroma: Exotic fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 100% Chenin Blanc
    Quarts de Chaume Château Bellerive
    Quarts de Chaume Château Bellerive

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    iDealwine price estimate
    Quarts de Chaume Château Bellerive (no reserve) 1990

    iDealwine Price(1) corresponds to the hammer price and the buyer's premium charged by the auctioneer. (1)Bottle format