SAINT NICOLAS DE BOURGUEIL
2016 Les Malgagnes Amphore Domaine Yannick Amirault
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Yannick's serious Les Malgagnes is from a low yielding plot of vines, some dating back to 1936, the most recent planted in the mid-1990's. Hand harvested, with wild fermentation in oak before ageing in a mix of oak, clay 'eggs' and amphorae. It is a much more structured style of Cabernet Franc than might be 'typical' from the Loire, it needs a good dinner and a little time too. Organic. L&S (Feb 2019)
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Domaine Yannick Amirault
Yannick Amirault took over three and a half hectares of vines from his grandfather 30 years ago, and today with his son Benoit works 12 hectares in Bourgeuil and 7 in St-Nicholas-de-Bourgeuil. The vineyards have been worked organically for 15 years and have been certified Organic since 2014. The family are seriously talented in the cellar and not shy of trying new things - the new Malgagnes cuvée which ages in their special Jarres are testament to this. Everything is hand harvested and hard work in the vineyards means only the very best fruit is brought in. Only natural yeasts are used, with fermentations being allowed as long as they need. These wines are crisp and bright with a dramatic purity - made as naturally as possible but without having any unsatisfactory 'natural' traits. Incredible quality here avross the range.
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