Chateau Yvonne Saumur Champigny La Folie 2018
Saumur-Champigny’s soils are characterized by “tuffeau,” a soft chalky limestone that is a mix of mica and sand derived from the Paris Basin—a depression submerged during the warm and wet Jurassic period. It is known for being well draining and for its heat retention abilities, enabling the ripening of red grapes in the cooler Loire climate while still retaining acidity. Château Yvonne’s “La Folie” comes from seven parcels in the village of Champigny that are always part of the last harvest at the domaine due to the high proportion of tuffeau. The grapes are farmed biodynamically. The fermentation is with native yeasts and the wine is aged 12 months in a combination of foudre and 4-5 year-old barriques. This is your bistro red that can age a few years to boot.