Yannick Amirault first began acquiring plots in the famed Bourgueil lieu-dit of Le Grand Clos in the 1990s and now owns 2 hectares. This renowned hillside site is noted for its clay and flint soils over limestone bedrock and its southern exposure that ensures wines of depth, refined structure, and tremendous aging potential. Yannick’s vines here average 45 years old and have been certified organic since 2009.
"From low-yielding Cabernet Franc vines that average 45 years of age and root in the silex clay soils of the côte, the 2019 Bourgueil Le Grand Clos opens with a pure, fine and intense, concentrated but also aromatic and fragrant bouquet of dark and red fruits and crushed stones along with refreshing lemony and spicy notes. Round and very elegant on the palate, this is a beautifully balanced Grand Clos with a concentrated finish with tight but fine tannins and a fresh acidity that gives a positive astringency. The aftertaste is long and intense but always in balance and underlines the remarkable finesse of this wine that aged for 12 to 18 months in 400-liter tonneaux. Tasted in June 2021." (94 pts.) - Wine Advocate
Producer: Yannick Amirault
Region: Loire Valley
Varietal: Cabernet Franc
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