A few photos taken on Sunday in the Coteaux du Layon. The topography is different in the Layon to elsewhere in the Loire valley . Rolling hillsides and vines planted on slopes are the norm and the scenery is just beautiful. This is sweet wine country and looking around it’s easy to see why. Very specific weather conditions are required for ‘noble rot’ (the fungus that is responsible for great sweet wine). The rolling hills trap the mist that lingers in the early morning and sunny, breezy afternoons ensure that it doesn’t take a turn for the worse and ruin the grapes.