France: Loire Valley

West of Tours and Saumur

The wines of Chinon, Bourgueil and Saumur
By Jim Budd

This Guide was last updated on 19 April 2011
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Yannick Amirault

Address: 1 Route du Moulin Bleu, 37140 Bourgueil
Tel: 02 47 97 78 07  Fax: 02 47 97 94 78
Geo-coordinates:  Latitude: 47:17:37N (47.29355)    Longitude: 0:10:56E (0.18204) 

I doubt if anyone is making better wine today in Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil and Bourgueil than Yannick Amirault. He is undoubtedly one of the Loire’s top red wine producers. I love the purity of fruit in his wines and their texture – sumptuous in cuvées like La Petite Cave. Yannick has vines in both Saint Nicolas and in Bourgueil. His Bourgueils include La Coudraye, Les Quartiers and Le Grand Clos, while from Saint Nicolas there is La Source, La Mine and Les Malgagnes.

Useful information: Visits Monday to Saturday. Appointments preferred.


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