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Domaine Yannick Amirault Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil La Mine 2020
Loire Valley - France
  • S$62.00

Wine Type: Red Wine
Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet Franc
Vintage: 2020
Aging Potential: 7 years
Serving Temperature: 16 °C
Alcohol Level: 12.5%

Country: France
Region: Loire Valley

Bourgueil is located west of Tours in the western part of the Loire Valley. Bourgueil is situated on the northern side of the Loire, across the river from Chinon, and represents one of the northern-most appellations for growing red grape varieties in France. There are a variety of soil types here with the biggest and most cellar-worthy wines generally coming from the best vineyards on the slopes located further away from the Loire to the north and north-east of the town of Bourgueil. The vineyards on the flat gravelly river soils closer to the Loire yield wines which are usually aromatic, elegant and earlier to mature.

Amirault has about 20 hectares of vineyard holdings in Bourgueil, mostly located on, or just at, the base of these slopes to the north and northeast of the village of Bourgueil. Yannicks son Benoit now runs the estate and like his father he has chosen to work organically in the vineyards and is certified organic (Ecocert). All vinifications are made with indigenous yeasts with minimal SO2 and ageing takes place in a mixture of large tronconic oak vats, larger demi-muid barrels and increasingly in clay amphora

The sharp point of flintstone is balanced with the melt-in-the-mouth clay. Marks of graphite and licorice, long-running and mellifluous structure.

  • Fresh mouth with little black fruit (blackberry, blackcurrant) aromas, slightly salted and licoriced. Nice length
  • Dark garnet colour
  • Pure mineral nose with carbide notes. Perfect little black ripe fruit bouquet
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