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.
4 parcels scattered over 'Château Gaillard', 'Le Beaumeray', 'Le Bourreau' and 'Les Pierres Blanches'
Clay/limestone soils over tuffeau stone
Vines planted inFrom 1940s to 2010s
Vineyard size2 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.
ElevageMalolactic fermentation occurs naturally during aging in oak (20% new barrels for 12 months).
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringUnfined and unfiltered
Total production average6,000 bottles
UPC Code Bottle3760153280007