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Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil Les Malgagnes

Yannick Amirault

Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil Les Malgagnes 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 400L French oak barrels (2/3) and sandstone amphorae (1/3)

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. Malgagnes is initially a powerful wine with ripe fruit that finishes with a delicate minerality that is classically Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil.

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