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Bourgueil Le Grand Clos

Yannick Amirault

Bourgueil Le Grand Clos Bottle
Appellation
Bourgueil
Variety
Cabernet Franc
Age of Vines
45
Farming
Certified organic
Soil
Clay and flint over tuffeau
Altitude
50 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested in successive passes, destemmed, natural yeast fermentation in oak vats, 4 week maceration
Aging
12-18 months in 400L French oak barrels, vegan

Overview

Yannick Amirault first began acquiring plots in the famed Bourgueil lieu-dit of Le Grand Clos in the 1990s and now owns 2 hectares. This renowned hillside site is noted for its clay and flint soils over limestone bedrock and its southern exposure that ensures wines of depth, refined structure, and tremendous aging potential. Yannick’s vines here average 45 years old and have been certified organic since 2009.

Ratings & Reviews

94

2019 Bourgueil Le Grand Clos

Source: WA

93

2018 Bourgueil Le Grand Clos

Source: VM

90

2016 Bourgueil Le Grand Clos

Source: WA

Loire, France
  • Location
    Loire, France
  • Appellation
    Bourgueil
  • Proprietor
    Yannick Amirault
  • Winemaker
    Yannick & Benoît Amirault
  • Size / Elevation
    20 hectares / 50 meters

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