2015 Cabernet Franc 'La Coudraye' (Bourgueil)Yannick Amirault
Bourgueil is located west of Tours in the western part of the Loire Valley. Bourgueil is situated on the northern side of the Loire , across the river from Chinon, and represents one of the northern-most appellations for growing red grape varieties in France. Amirault has about 13 hectares of vineyard holdings in Bourgueil, mostly located on, or just at, the base of the slopes to the north and northeast of the village of Bourgueil. All vinifications are made with indigenous yeasts with no acid or sugar adjustment. All wines are bottled unfined and unfiltered.
From 25 to 35 years old vines on sandy slopes situated closer to the Loire River. Two thirds of this cuvee are aged in large specially designed wooden tanks, the rest in stainless steel tanks. This wine is notable for its freshness and perfume and has very fine tannins well covered with admirable flesh coming from fully ripe fruit.
Loire Valley, France