Saumur Blanc “Yvonne” 2016
Bottle Sizes 750 ml
Region Loire Valley
Wine Type White - Still
Varietals Chenin Blanc
Vineyard The domaine has about 3 hectares of Chenin planted on 8 different tiny parcels close to the Loire river in the Parnay, Turquant, and Montsoreau. Vines ranging from 5 years to over 80 years in age. The parcels lie in the following vineyards: La Folie, Les Devants, Clos Coin, Le Bourreau, Château Gaillard.
Soil Clay-limestone soils over tuffeau.
Viticulture The vines are hand harvested in small bins and farmed biodynamically. Yields are under 30hl/ha. All of Yvonne's Chenin parcels are farmed using biodynamic principles and double guyot pruning. Vines are planted very densely at approximately 8000 vines per hectare.
Vinification The grapes are pressed slowly and delicately for 3 to 4 hours before the juice is moved to stainless steel tanks where fermentation begins. After 10 days, the juice is moved to barrique (approximately 10 percent in new 400L barrels) where malolactic fermentation will naturally begin usually around July. The juice is left in barrel on its lees until September. The juice is racked and moved back to stainless steel tanks before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Aging 12 months in barrel (10% new), then 3 months in tank before bottling.
Production 8,000 bottles
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