Saumur Champigny “Yvonne” 2016
Bottle Sizes 750ml, 1.5L
Region Loire Valley
Appellation Saumur Champigny
Wine Type Red - Still
Varietals Cabernet Franc
Vineyard A combination of the domaine's 4 most impressive parcels. Each of the parcels are located in Parnay. The 4 parcels lie in the vineyards of Le Beaumeray, Les Pierres Blanches, Le Bourreau, and Château Gaillard. Average age of vines is around 55 years old.
Soil Sand, clay-limestone over tuffeau stone.
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 new and used oak barriques, foudres, and Stockinger barrels are used during vinification. Bottled unfined and unfiltered in July 2016.
Aging Aged 22 months in a combination of new and used oak barriques, foudres, and Stockingers.
Production 6,000 bottles
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