Quarts de Chaume
The 35-hectare Quarts de Chaume is responsible for producing tiny quantities of sweet Chenin Blanc wines. The grapes are grown on schistous rock soils overlooking the Layon tributary, and are concentrated by the action of noble rot to give barley-sugar-like elixirs. They are aged in French barriques and have the capacity to mature for up to 30 years. Domaine des Forges is an excellent producer.