The Quarts de Chaume, the four fingers of land that rise above the Layon Valley, are one of the pinnacles of sweet wines in the Loire. Showing botrytis and layers of dryness over the honey and peach jelly flavors, but also has great freshness. The aftertaste just lasts.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.