Château Yvonne Saumur-Champigny Rouge
100% Cabernet Franc
3 parcels in Parnay: Les Pierres Blanches Le Bourreau and Le Beaumeray, and one parcel in Turquant : “Château Gaillard”.
15 to 50 years
Clay limestone soils on Turonian Limestone better known as tuffeau
Hand harvested. Native yeast. Maceration in 38L wooden tanks for 4 weeks. No thermoregulation, the fermentation starts naturally in the subterranean cave.
18 months total. Malolactic Fermentation and elevage in a subterranean cave. 12 months in barrel (20% new) and then assembled “en masse” for 6 months in large foudres before bottling.
Unfined and unfiltered