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Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil Les Malgagnes Amphorae

Yannick Amirault

Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil Les Malgagnes Amphorae Bottle
Appellation
Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil
Variety
Cabernet Franc
Age of Vines
50
Farming
Certified Organic (AB)
Soil
Red clay limestone
Altitude
50 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested in successive passes, destemmed, fermentation in oak vats, 5 week maceration
Aging
11-13 months in sandstone amphorae

Overview

If Le Grand Clos is the premier cru of Bourgueil, Les Malgagnes is its peer in Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil. The Amirault family has bottled wine from Malgagnes since 1947 (an auspicious vintage!) and they now farm 2 hectares of 50 year-old vines in this famed lieu-dit on red clay and limestone soils. Each vintage Yannick and Benoit bottle 750-1500 bottles of this cuvée which is aged entirely in sandstone amphorae. This selection always shows both the power and delicacy typical of this terroir with the precision and vibrancy only aging in amphorae can reveal.

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