Château Yvonne Saumur Champigny, France 2018
In 1997, Yvonne and Jean-François Lamunière decided to revitalize an abandoned vineyard with the help of Françoise Foucault, widower of Jean-Louis "Charly" Foucault, co-owner of Clos Rougeard. In 2007, Matthieu Vallée took over and decided to keep the name Chateau Yvonne in homage to the incredible work done by the previous owners. One of the best expressions of Cabernet Franc grown in Saumur Champigny, showing freshness & great structure. Cabernet Franc from Saumur Champigny tend to lean into the heavier style with a bit more of a broad shouldered structure and dark fruits. A hearty meal will fare well here. Do not be afraid to cellar this wine.
Grape: Cabernet Franc
Viticulture: Biodynamic, organic certified
Pairing: Pork Chops, BBQ
*Clos Rougeard is one of the most coveted Loire Valley wines amongst collectors.