Domaine des Baumard
Baumard is located in the heart of Anjou, in the town of Rochefort-sur-Loire, just south of Savennières. The domain has been family owned since 1634. Where Jean Baumard developed it in the 1950s, his son Florent has made it one of the best wine producers in the Loire Valley today. Florent is considered one of a kind by many leading wine magazines.
He makes several cuvées of Savennières, the great dry chenin blanc, in addition to very nice Coteaux de Layon. The domain works organically, without certification. Florent Baumard believes that human intervention should remain possible in both vineyard and wine cellar. His Quarts de Chaume is a real icon in the international wine world; this vineyard has recently been elevated to grand cru status!