Saturday, 23 February 2013
Baumard's Quarts de Chaume Vignes Larges@9th October 2012
Img_3524: 15.08.21: Domaine des Baumard: showing vignes larges with a view across Layon
A series of photos taken in the Vignes Larges section, that are planted on the terraces of Domaine des Baumard's Quart de Chaume holdings. These terraces overlook the Layon.
Part of the Quarts de Chaume from Google Earth.
The Layon flows from bottom centre westwards
The white track running parallel with river is old railway, other track that joins it leads down from Chaume and the Quarts de Chaume
My photos (9.10.12) taken in upper part of the terraces with the vignes larges plus the block on plateau north of terraces to right of grassy patch. I spent an hour alone in the vines.
A comment here suggests that the photos I have so far published on Jim's Loire of the 2012 potential Quarts de Chaume crop taken on the afternoon of 9th October are not conclusive: 'They are distinctive. But you have still failed to provide a photo of the vignes larges with the questionable grapes. These photos are still not conclusive in my opinion.'
Img_3525: 15.09.46: vignes larges with some 13 bunches
Img_3526: 15.09.58 vignes larges with some 13 (14? – difficult to tell exactly) bunches
Img_3527: 15.10.33: two vignes larges with generous fruit
Img_3528: 15.11.10 Vignes larges with considerable fruit, with next terrace close by – a step down, and then view to south bank of the Layon
Img_3529: 15.11.46: Detail of vine and grapes with vignes larges and
the South bank of Layon in distance
Six photos (Img_3524 - Img_3529) taken in sequence with three minutes and 25 seconds separating the first and last. This sequence shows that the photos were taken in the upper part of Domaine des Baumard's terraces that overlook the Layon. These vignes larges are distinctive – the only other vignes vignes that I know of are those of Domaine des Baumard in the Clos du Papillon in Savennières, which is not that far away but would take considerably more than three minutes to get there and back. The unthinkable alternative is that I have somehow manipulated the camera settings – both timings and image numbers – in order to frame Florent and Jean Baumard.