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Château Yvonne Saumur-Champigny La Folie

Château Yvonne
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionLoire Valley
Alcohol Level
Country
France
SubregionSaumur-Champigny
Drinking Window
GrapesCabernet Franc
Wine Description:
Château Yvonne Saumur-Champigny La Folie is an exquisite wine that embodies the essence of its Loire Valley origins. With roots in a historic 16th-century estate, this wine benefits from the meticulous care of three hectares of Chenin Blanc and eight hectares of Cabernet Franc, some vines dating over 80 years old. Hand-selected by Françoise Foucault in 1997 from prestigious Clos Rougeard vineyards, the estate practices certified organic and biodynamic agriculture, emphasizing sustainability. This approach includes planting trees among vines to enhance biodiversity. The result is a wine with elegant red fruit flavors, silky tannins, and a persistent finish—a testament to the unique terroir and meticulous viticulture at Château Yvonne. Read more
Pros:
  • Elegant and refined flavor profile
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Cons:
  • May require some aging to fully develop its potential

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Wine Expert Note:

Château Yvonne Saumur-Champigny La Folie is a remarkable wine with the unique characteristics of the Saumur-Champigny appellation. This red wine is crafted with meticulous care and attention to detail, resulting in a truly exceptional expression of the terroir. On the nose, Château Yvonne Saumur-Champigny La Folie offers an enticing bouquet of ripe red fruits, such as cherries and raspberries, accompanied by delicate floral notes. There is also a subtle hint of spice, adding complexity to the aromatic profile. The palate is equally impressive, with a harmonious balance between fruitiness and structure. The wine displays a medium body, with silky tannins that provide a smooth and elegant mouthfeel. Flavors of red berries and plums dominate, complemented by a touch of earthiness and a lingering finish. Château Yvonne Saumur-Champigny La Folie is a versatile wine that pairs well with a variety of dishes. It is particularly well-suited for pairing with grilled meats, roasted vegetables, and aged cheeses. The wine's vibrant acidity and refined tannins make it a delightful choice for both immediate enjoyment and cellaring. Read more
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Wine sweetness is a measure of the amount of sugar present in a wine. Sweetness in wine can range from bone dry (no sugar present) to lusciously sweet (high sugar content). Sweetness is usually determined by the variety and ripeness of the grapes used, as well as the winemaking process.
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The alcohol level in wine is a measure of the amount of alcohol present in the beverage. The degree of heat or ‘burn’ at the back of the throat is roughly proportional to the amount of alcohol consumed. It ranges from Very Low to Very High.
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Wine intensity is a measure of the concentration of flavor and aroma compounds in a wine.The stronger and more noticeable the flavors and aromas are, the higher the intensity of the wine. Intensity in wine can range from neutral (not particularly intense) to pronounced (high intensity).
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Wine body refers to the weight and texture of wine on the palate. In other words, it is the degree of body a wine has, ranging from light-bodied to full-bodied. Wines with higher body appear to have a thicker texture and can sometimes coat the palate.
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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