Saumur-Champigny L’Ile Quatre Sous

Château Yvonne

yvonne_lile_quatre_sous
Type

Red Wine

Appelation

Saumur-Champigny

Variety

Cabernet Franc

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).

Viticulture
Vineyard name

5 parcels scattered 'Les Varennes' and 'Les Pierres Blanches'

Soil type

Sandy-clay over Turonian-era limestone.

Vines planted inFrom 1950s to 2000s
Vineyard size1 ha
Vinification

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
Additional info
Total production average6,000 bottles
UPC Code Bottle3760153280137
By continuing to browse this site, you agree to the use of cookies for audience measurement purposes.