Yannick Amirault created his own Domaine in 1977 with 3.9 hectares of the Malgagnes vineyard he inherited from his grandfather. Yannick’s son Benoit joined his father in 2003 and today the Domaine has 20 hectares, 2/3 in Bourgueil and 1/3 in Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil which is split into 25 different parcels. The Domaine has been certified Organic since 2009 and no chemicals or weed killers have been used since 1997. The vines are between 45-50 years old and all the wines go into a mixture of barriques and demi-muids.
Yannick Amirault St Nicolas de Bourgueil ‘La Mine’ 2018
The fruit – from 40-year-old vines – comes from three plots totalling 1.5 hectares. Pure, crisp dark fruit flavours, showing great balance with notes of pencil shavings and a light smokiness.