Domaine Amirault La Mine Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil Red
Domaine Amirault was founded in 1977 by Yannick with only 3.9 hectares of vines he inherited from his grandfather, Eugène Amirault. Since that time he and his son Benoît, who joined the family business in 2003, have expanded their holding to 20 hectares of vineyards in both Bourgueil and Saint-Nicolas de Bourgueil. Work in the vineyard and cellar follows the lunar calendar and the estate received organic certification in 2009. While these practices may seem fashionable, they are simply a return to the way Eugène Amirault made wine for his family. La Mine is sourced from several plots of gravelly clay soils including a parcel called La Mineraie situated at the foot of Malgagnes. Totally about 1.5 hectares altogether, these parcels express themselves with red fruit flavors with notes of angelica and graphite finishing with soft, well-integrated tannins.