Château Yvonne Saumur Blanc, France 2019
Located in Parnay, Chateau Yvonne has been surrounded by vineyards since the middle ages, when the monks at the Abbaye de Fontevraud brought their influence to the region. Matthieu Vallée reestablished the glory this domaine once achieved 500 years ago. Matthieu makes the wines with as little manipulation as possible: native yeast fermentation, no additions other than SO2, slow malolactic fermentation, minimal racking, and bottling unfined and unfiltered. A bone dry Chenin Blanc marked by stony wet rocks, white peach, pear, and a fulsome palate with well rounded acidity balancing its structure.
Grape: Chenin Blanc
Soil: Clay/Limstone over Tuffeau
Viticulture: Biodynamic, certified organic
Pairing: Teriyaki Salmon with mushrooms