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Château Yvonne Saumur-Champigny L’Ile Quatre Sous

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 L’Ile Quatre Sous is a premium red wine produced by Château Yvonne, a renowned winery in the Saumur-Champigny appellation of the Loire Valley. The vineyard features old vines grown on a unique terroir of tuffeau limestone and clay soils, which impart a distinct minerality to the wine. The winemaking process involves traditional techniques, including hand-harvesting and natural fermentation, resulting in a wine that is elegant, complex, and expressive of its terroir. The wine is characterized by its bright red fruit flavors, subtle tannins, and refreshing acidity. Read more
Pros:
  • Grapes harvested from a 2 acre vineyard
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Cons:
  • Could use more complexity on the nose and palate
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4.0
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Expert Rating:

4.0

Wine Expert Note:

This Château Yvonne Saumur-Champigny L’Ile Quatre Sous is a bold, dark, and smoky red wine with aromas of blackberry, black plum, and dried herbs. On the palate, it is full-bodied, with smooth tannins, and subtle notes of spice. The finish is long and juicy, with hints of licorice, tobacco, and dark chocolate. 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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