Saumur Champigny “Beaumeray” 2016
Bottle Sizes 750ml
Region Loire Valley
Appellation Saumur Champigny
Wine Type Red - Still
Varietals Cabernet Franc
Vineyard Le Beaumeray is a 0.5 hectare parcel planted in the 1960s. The oldest vines consume 0.25 of the parcel and are used in cuvée Beaumeray.
Soil Sand, clay-limestone over tuffeau stone.
Viticulture The vines are hand harvested in small bins and farmed biodynamically. Yield is approximately 30hl/ha. As with all of Yvonne's parcels, the vineyard is farmed using biodynamic principles and guyot pruning. Vines are planted very densely at approximately 8000 vines per hectare.
Vinification The cold temperature in their caves delays fermentation and gives a natural pre-fermentation maceration. Native yeast fermentation. Malolactic fermentation occurs naturally during aging. A combination of new and used oak barriques, foudres, and Stockinger barrels are used during vinification.
Aging Aged 22 months in used oak barrique and 1 year in bottle before released.
Production Approximately 1000 bottles.
Notes This is the first parcel harvested each year due to its early ripening. Only the oldest vines are used for cuvée Beaumeray and no new oak is used.
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