L’Ile Quatre Sous comes from a single vineyard in Parnay with a high proportion of sandy soil which yields a softer “bistrot style” red wine to be enjoyed right away. The name means "Four Penny Island", and refers to an actual sandy bank located in the middle of the Loire River near Parnay (though no vines are actually planted there).
L’Ile Quatre Sous
Sandy-clay over Turonian-era limestone.
Vine ageFrom 1950s to 2000s
Vineyard size1 ha
Native yeast fermentation in concrete vats for 3 weeks without pumpovers to limit extraction.
ElevageAged for 8 months in concrete vats.
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringUnfined and unfiltered
Total production average6,000 bottles