Yvonne Rouge is the original red wine produced at the domaine from the exceptional terroir around Parnay known as "La Côte". It’s one of the finest Cabernet Francs from the Loire, and has the seemingly indefinite ageing potential of all truly great wines. Certainly enjoyable on release, it will greatly benefit from 3-5 years in the cellar, and continue to improve for many more.
3 parcels in Parnay : Les Pierres Blanches, Le Bourreau and Le Beaumeray, and one parcel in Turquant : “Château Gaillard”.
Clay/limestone soils on Turonian Limestone better known as tuffeau.
Vine ageFrom 1940s to 2010s
Vineyard size2.5 ha
The cold temperature in their caves delays fermentation and gives a natural pre-fermentation maceration. Native yeast fermentation in 38 hl foudres for 4 weeks.
Elevage18 months total. Malolactic Fermentation and elevage in a subterranean cave. 12 months in barrel (20% new) and then assembled “en masse” for 6 months in large foudres before bottling.
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringUnfined and unfiltered
Total production average10,000 bottles