Yannick Amirault Bourgueil "Le Grand Clos" Rouge 2017
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.
An exhaustive wine in term of both substance and form, with soft mentholated and rosewood marks. The tannic frame is thick and unctuous, with a salivating acidity. This refined mouth is a result of a high-class terroir.