Wine Region: Loire-Valley - France
Grape: Chenin Blanc
Tasting notes: The wine has notes of stewed citrus fruits, white flowers with a hint of spice. On the palate, it gives off great power and obviously the nervousness of its youth. We need to be a little patient to appreciate this great dryness with impressive amplitude and length.
About the winery:
Chateau Yvonne sits in the village of Parnay in the appellation Saumur-Champigny. Surrounded by exceptional terroir and talented vignerons, Chateau Yvonne certainly does not sit alone, but it is the story of Chateau Yvonne which separates them from their neighbours.
The Domaine dates back to the 16th century, but it wasn't until 1813 than the Domaine began producing wine. In 1997, Yvonne et Jean-Francois Lamuniere decided to recreate the abandoned vineyard with the help of Francoise Foucault of Clos Rougeard. Twenty years later, in 2007, Mathieu Vallee took over and decided to keep the name Chateau Yvonne in hommage to the incredible work done by the previous owners. Mathieu has managed to improve the quality of the wines by reducing the amount of new oak used and converting all farming to biodynamic. The vineyards have been farmed organically since 1997 and biodynamically since 2012.