The appellation is an enclave within the area Coteaux du Layon in the winegrowing region Loire, It covers 130 hectares of vineyards on slate soils on the three south-facing steep slopes of Beauregard, Fesles and La Montagne in the municipality of Bellevigne-en-Layon on the right bank of the Layon, a tributary of the Loire. The durable one sweet wine becomes 100% unmixed from noble rot (not mandatory) or at least overripe grapes of the variety Chenin Blanc (here Pineau de la Loire) won. The yield is limited to a maximum of 25 hl / ha, the alcohol content must be at least 12% vol, the residual sugar content at least 34 g / l.
Well-known producers in the field are Château de Fesles, Château la Fresnaye, Château la Varière, Domaine de la Croix des Loges, Domaine Godineau, Domaine Les Grandes Vignes - Vaillant, Domaine des Petits Quarts, Domaine du Petit Val, Domaine de Terrebrune and La Ferme de la Sansonnière. AOC is a second enclave within the Coteaux du Layon area with very similar wine Quarts de Chaume,