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Bourgueil Rosé d’Équinoxe

Yannick Amirault

Bourgueil Rosé d’Équinoxe Bottle
Appellation
Bourgueil
Variety
Cabernet Franc
Age of Vines
30-45
Farming
Certified Organic (AB)
Soil
Sand, clay, flint, limestone
Altitude
50 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested in successive passes, whole cluster direct pressing, 12 hours of settling, fermentation in 400L French oak barrels
Aging
6-12 months in 400L French oak barrels, malo neither encouraged or blocked

Overview

While labeled a rosé, Équinoxe had been dubbed by Yannick Amirault as his blanc de noirs. Depending on the development of grapes during each vintage, Yannick and Benoît chose different parcels and blocks that will go into this cuvée. Generally, it comes from sand soils that typically go into their Cote 50 with some vines at the foot of Le Grand Clos. The fruit for Équinoxe is pressed whole-cluster, settles over one evening, then is racked into 400L French oak barrels for fermentation and aging. Some barrels will go through malo, while others might not and after 6-12 months of aging it is bottled. Not an early “rosé” or one made to suit a recipe, it is a unique, gastronomic and serious pink wine with a remarkable capacity to age gracefully in the bottle.

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