Saumur Champigny “La Folie” 2016
Bottle Sizes 750ml, 1.5L
Region Loire Valley
Appellation Saumur Champigny
Wine Type Red - Still
Varietals Cabernet Franc
Vineyard A combination of 7 parcels in the village of Champigny. The parcels lie in the vineyards of Les Chalonges, Les Mouchards, and Clos Linthier.
Soil Sandy-clay over chalk-limestone (tuffeau). The most limestone rich of the domaine's parcels.
Viticulture The vines are hand harvested in small bins and farmed biodynamically. Yield is approximately 30hl/ha. All of Yvonne's Cabernet Franc parcels are 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 used oak barriques and foudres are used during vinification.
Aging 12 months in half 38 hl foudre and half in 4-5 year old barriques.
Production 25,000 bottles and 300 magnums
Notes This is always the last parcel harvest at the domaine. Maturity happens later due to the higher percentage of chalky-limestone (tuffeau) and less sandy clay.
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