Yannick Amirault

France, Loire, Bourgueil

 
 

Organic


Yannick Amirault took over the vineyards from his grandfather at the age of 22 in 1977. Today the area has 19 acres. Yannick’s son Benoit joined his father in 2003. The vineyard is divided among 13 Ha in Bourgueil and 6 in Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil. The entire domaine has been certified Organic since 2009 with no chemical sprays or weed killers used since 1997. All vineyards are entirely harvested by hand. Since 2003 the winemaking methods have evolved so that the wine keeps the authentic reflection of the vintage (no correction of the degree and acidity). Since 2003, they have returned to fermentation in wooden vats. Fermentations occur naturally, with indigenous yeasts, no sulphites and natural extraction method. All wines are bottled unfined and unfiltered. The domaine follows the moon calendar for all cellar and vineyard work.

 

Technical Information

Wine Varietals Vine Age Soil Type Farming Type
Rosé d'Equinoxe Cabernet Franc 30-55 years Sand and clay soil on flint Organic
Bourgueil "La Coudraye" Cabernet Franc 30-55 years Loam clay and sandy slopes Organic
St-Nicolas de Bourgueil "La Mine" Cabernet Franc 40 years Gravel and flint soil terraces Organic
Bourgueil "Les Quartiers" Cabernet Franc 50 years Chalky limestone Organic
Bourgueil "Les Grand Clos" Cabernet Franc 55 years Clay soil and flint Organic
Bourgueil "Les Malgagnes" Cabernet Franc 22-80 years Brown limestone Organic
Bourgueil "La Petite Cave" Cabernet Franc 50 years Limestone Tuffeau Organic