Yannick Amirault - Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil 'La Mine' 2020
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.
La Mine is sourced from several plots of gravelly clay soils including a parcel called La Mineraie situated at the foot of Malgagnes. Totally about 1.5 hectares altogether, these parcels express themselves with red fruit flavors with notes of angelica and graphite finishing with soft, well-integrated tannins.
Aged 8-12 months in 400L French oak barrels and sandstone amphorae, vegan.
The wines of Amirault are intensely pure, savory, soulful Cabernet Francs.
Region: Loire Valley
Varietal: Cabernet Franc
Appellation:Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil
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