The appellation is located as 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 Beauregard, Fesles and La Montagne in the community Bellevigne -en-Layon on the right bank of the Layon, a tributary of the Loire. The durable sweet wine becomes 100% unmixed from rotten (not necessarily) 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.
Known producers of the area 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. A second enclave within the Coteaux du Layon area with very similar wine is the AOC Quarts de Chaume,