Yannick Amirault Bourgueil "La Petite Cave" Rouge 2018
This Domaine is located on the right bank of the River Loire, overlooking the village of Bourgueil. Established in 1936, it has constantly developed to support meticulous organic vine-growing methods.
Yannick and Benoit produce their cuvées crafting authentic and distinctive wines. The property lays around 20 ha, 2/3 in Bourgueil and 1/3 in Saint-Nicolas-de Bourgueil. The entire vineyard is grown organically, certified by Ecocert. All the wine is made using 100% Cabernet Franc, with a focus on controlling excessive vigour of the vine, in order to bring a good balance between vegetation and fruit.
The estate anticipates its direct actions on the vines through the lunar calendar. The wines are aged between 10 to 30 months depending on the year to soften the naturally high tannins of the cabernet franc.
Toasty mouth with cherry and chocolate flavours. With a refined and suave mouth, this high-level terroir gives a fat balance and chiseled tannins. Discrete limestone notes follow up.