Saint-Nicolas de Bourgueil Le Clos des Quarterons Vieilles Vignes Xavier Amirault (Domaine) 2016 - Lot of 1 Bottle
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Saint-Nicolas de Bourgueil Le Clos des Quarterons Vieilles Vignes Xavier Amirault (Domaine) 2016

  • Red fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Rising star
  • Color:Red
  • Organic
  • 12% 
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Classic

This fresh, crisp, indulgent Cabernet Franc will be the highlight of any summer meal. More info

Xavier Amirault has been using biodynamic methods since 2013 in his exploitation of a parcel of Cabernet Franc vines to produce this cuvée. The sandy soils of the surface and the clay-rich subsoil lend this wine joyful notes of light, fresh red berries which will make the perfect accompaniment to an apéritif. The perfect maturity of the hand-harvested grapes, and the rigorous selection methods implemented by Xavier Amirault – both on the vine and in the cellar – are evidence of the grower's attention to detail.

Saint-Nicolas de Bourgueil Le Clos des Quarterons Vieilles Vignes Xavier Amirault (Domaine) serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Côtes de porc au barbecue, Sashimi de thon, Salade niçoise.

  • Vintage score: 16/20
  • Lot presentation
    Saint-Nicolas de Bourgueil Le Clos des Quarterons Vieilles Vignes Xavier Amirault (Domaine)

    Cuvée presentation

    Xavier Amirault has been using biodynamic methods since 2013 in his exploitation of a parcel of Cabernet Franc vines to produce this cuvée. The sandy soils of the surface and the clay-rich subsoil lend this wine joyful notes of light, fresh red berries which will make the perfect accompaniment to an apéritif. The perfect maturity of the hand-harvested grapes, and the rigorous selection methods implemented by Xavier Amirault – both on the vine and in the cellar – are evidence of the grower's attention to detail.

    Information about domain Xavier Amirault

    Domaine Amirault’s history goes back nearly 180 years. The same family has been cultivating these vines on the Clos des Quarterons in Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil for six generations. Today it is Xavier Amirault’s turn to manage the estate. He took over from his brother Thierry, who is 15 years his senior. The vineyard spans 32 hectares and is biodynamically cultivated (Demeter certification since 2010). The wines are raised in the Vau Renou cellars, a large tuffeau stone quarry that is several hundred metres long. In the cellar, vinifications are long and meticulous. The wines are raised for a minimum of 12 months in demi-muids or foudres. The wines are neither filtered nor clarified and are defined by their fruit and very fine grain tannins.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Bottle
    • Level: 1 into-neck
    • Label: 1 good appearance
    • Origin: Producer
    • Recoverable VAT: Yes
    • Original Wooden Case: No
    • French customs seal: no
    • Alcohol percentage: 12 %
    • Country/Region: Loire
    • Appellation/Wine: Saint-Nicolas de Bourgueil
    • Producer/Owner: Xavier Amirault (Domaine)
    • Vintage: 2016
    • Color: Red
    • Service temperature: 16°
    • Viticulture: Biodynamics 
    • Size (in ha): 37
    • Intensity: Classic
    • Dominant aroma: Red fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 100% Cabernet franc
    Saint-Nicolas de Bourgueil Le Clos des Quarterons Vieilles Vignes Xavier Amirault (Domaine)
    Saint-Nicolas de Bourgueil Le Clos des Quarterons Vieilles Vignes Xavier Amirault (Domaine)

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