Yannick Amirault Bourgueil 'Grand Clos' 2019
Variety: Cabernet Franc
Region: Bourgueil - Loire Valley
Yannick Amirault took over 3.9Ha from his grandfather in 1977 to create his own estate. Today the estate covers about 20 hectares of vineyard holdings in Bourgueil, located at the base of the slopes to the north and northeast of the village of Bourgueil. Yannick’s son Benoit now runs the estate and carries the philosophy of an organically certified estate. All vinifications are made with indigenous yeasts with minimal SO2 and ageing takes place in a mixture of large oak vats, larger barrels and increasingly in clay amphoras.
The Bourgueil wine region is located in the western part of the Loire Valley, on the northern side of the Loire river, across the river from Chinon, and represents one of the northern-most appellations for growing red grape varieties in France.
Le Grand Clos is produced from old vines averaging over 45 years old, located around the middle of the slope. This wine has remarkable depth of fruit supported by substantial fine tannins.