Bourgueil Domaine Amirault

The vines from which this wine is made have been converted to organic farming since 1996.

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Terroir
The terroir of the commune of Restigné is composed of 40% sand and gravel and the soil is 60% clay-limestone.
In the vineyard
The vines from which this cuvée is made have been converted to organic farming since 1996.
They are cultivated by Jean-Marie AMIRAULT according to the most respectful methods of the resources (ground, air, water) guaranteeing the authenticity of the expression of the place.
Vinification
The harvested and de-stemmed grapes undergo a delicate maceration in concrete vats for 5 days, completed by a 10-day immersion of the marc for a perfect extraction of the potential. Fermentation is done with indigenous yeasts to preserve the authenticity of the terroir.
Ageing
The wine is aged for 6 months before being bottled in the spring.
Varietals
Cabernet franc : 100%

Advice

Serving
Served at 16°C.
Ageing potential
5 years
Tasting notes
The Amirault vintage reveals a delicate nose of violets, ripe black fruit (blackcurrant, Morello cherry) and a hint of sweet spices. The palate is characterised by a nice roundness, supported by a beautiful structure with assertive tannins. The finish is persistent with ripe fruit.
Food and wine pairings
This wine goes well with cold meats, white and red meats and goat's cheese.

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