Grand Cru status for Quarts de Chaume

Quarts de Chaume is to become the Loire Valley’s first Grand Cru.

The proposal has recently been approved by the INAO.

Also approved was the creation of Coteaux du Layon Premiere Cru Chaume.

The regulations will require Quarts de Chaume to limit yields to 20hl / ha with a minimum potential alcohol level of 18.5%.

Coteaux du Layon Premier Cru Chaume. 25hl/ha with 16.5% potential alcohol.

There will be no chaptalisation permitted for either wine.