DOMAINE YANNICK AMIRAULT
Yannick Amirault created his own Domaine in 1977 with 3.9 hectares of the Malgagnes vineyard he inherited from his grandfather. Yannick’s son Benoit joined his father in 2003 and today the Domaine has 20 hectares, 2/3 in Bourgueil and 1/3 in Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil which is split into 25 different parcels. The Domaine has been certified Organic since 2009 and no chemicals or weed killers have been used since 1997. The vines are between 45-50 years old and all the wines go into a mixture of barriques and demi-muids.
“La Coudraye” is from sandy dominated terroir, élevage in foudre for just 6 months creating a soft and early maturing wine.
The “Grand Clos” is from siliceous clay soils, élevage for 24 months in 400L barrels, it’s dense and lightly spiced.
“La Source” is from the sandy and gravel soils, élevage is in foudre for between 7-10 months. It’s another early maturing cuvée but with a bit more body than its “La Coudraye” sibling.
|Bourgueil La Coudraye|
|Bourgueil Le Grand Clos|
|M , O||Cabernet Franc|
|St Nicolas de Bourgueil La Source|
|Bourgueil La Coudraye||O||Cabernet Franc|
|Bourgueil Le Grand Clos||M , O||Cabernet Franc|
|St Nicolas de Bourgueil La Source||O||Cabernet Franc|