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Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil La Mine

Yannick Amirault

Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil La Mine Bottle
Appellation
Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil
Variety
Cabernet Franc
Age of Vines
40
Farming
Certified Organic (AB)
Soil
Clay limestone, gravel
Altitude
50 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested in successive passes, destemmed, fermentation in oak vats, 4-5 week maceration
Aging
8-12 months in 400L French oak barrels and sandstone amphorae

Overview

La Mine is sourced from several plots of gravelly clay soils including a parcel called La Mineraie situated at the foot of Malgagnes. Totally about 1.5 hectares altogether, these parcels express themselves with red fruit flavors with notes of angelica and graphite finishing with soft, well-integrated tannins.

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