2012 Baumard, Carte d'Or, Coteaux du Layon, Loire Valley

( £9.99, 12%, Sheridan Coopers, The Vineyard )

Rich, unoaked Chenin Blanc made in an unoaked style, Florent Baumard’s wine is quite forward in style, with soft pear and ripe apple flavours, a touch of honey and some nectarine sweetness. A well priced introduction to sweet Loire wines.

Drinking window: 2014-16Similar Wines: £5-£10, 86-90, France, Sweet, Chenin Blanc