Story Behind The Label: Château Yvonne Le Gory
Matthieu Vallée took over the vineyards of Château Yvonne in 2007 and has kept the same traditional labels created by the previous owners. He’s said many times that he enjoys seeing the continuity of a label throughout many vintages, and he proudly displays this appreciation on the mantle of the monumental fireplace in his skylit underground troglodyte tasting cave (yes, you read that correctly -- and it looks even cooler than it sounds).
“Le Gory” is a new cuvée that Matthieu began producing in 2011 from a tiny Chenin Blanc vineyard in the limestone hills in Parnay, located just above the Loire river. Will this be a future premier cru in Saumur? Discussions are underway, but no official announcements have been made… only time will tell. Stay tuned.