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Bourgueil Le Petite Cave

Yannick Amirault

Bourgueil Le Petite Cave Bottle
Appellation
Bourgueil
Variety
Cabernet Franc
Age of Vines
50
Farming
Certified Organic (AB)
Soil
Sand and clay over limestone
Altitude
50 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested in successive passes, destemmed, fermentation in oak vats, 5 week maceration
Aging
12-24 months in 400L French oak barrels

Overview

Le Petite Cave refers to a parcel of vines situated above the domaine’s troglodyte aging cave, which was planted by Yannick’s grandfather in the year his grandson was born. This 1.5-hectare parcel is on a shallow mix of sand and clay over limestone bedrock. Yields are naturally low at 30HL/ha resulting in wines with classic cherry and mocha notes and firm tannins.

Loire, France
  • Location
    Loire, France
  • Appellation
    Bourgueil
  • Proprietor
    Yannick Amirault
  • Winemaker
    Yannick & Benoît Amirault
  • Size / Elevation
    20 hectares / 50 meters
  • Portfolio
    Jon-David Headrick Selections