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1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

2001: Le Prix Champagne Lanson Ivory Award for

2011: Vindic d'Or MMXI – 'Meilleur blog anti-1855'

2011: Robert M. Parker, Jnr: ‘This blogger...’:

2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Monday, 6 November 2017

2017 Loire Vintage – sorting Chenin @Château Yvonne, Parnay (Saumur)

 Sign for Château Yvonne, Parnay

We made a number of visits around Saumur on Thursday 21st September. One of them was to Château Yvonne in Parnay owned by Mathieu and Stéphanie Vallée since 2007.

They and their team were busy sorting Chenin Blanc. They planned to start on the Cabernet Franc next Monday (25th). Late April frosts cost them 25% of the potential crop in 2017.      

 View of the courtyard and the sorting table 

 Chenin Blanc

 The team sorting Chenin – above and below 

 Matthieu Vallée – second right

Brief pause... 

 Stéphanie Vallée above the press
(above and below)

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