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Les Gravilices, 2018

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Loire - France
Wine
Red
Cabernet Franc
St. Nicolas de Bourgueil
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From the Grower
"From deep gravel soils, the 2018 St Nicolas de Bourgueil Les Gravilices opens with an immediately attractive bouquet of dark fruits, spices and floral aromas along with a coolish and refreshing terroir tone. Macerated for five to six weeks and aged for 12 to 16 months in large oak vats (foudres).This is a medium-bodied yet fleshy Cabernet Franc with intense, ripe fruit, ripe tannins and a fine and elegant acidity."
vineyard Vineyard
  • Biodynamic (certified)
  • Average age of vines: 45
  • Soil type: Gravel
cellar Cellar
  • Fermented spontaneously using low-intervention
  • Sulphites: Low sulphites: 25 mg/L
  • Fining (clarification): Fined (diatomaceous earth)
  • Filtering: Unfiltered
  • Suitable for Vegans and vegetarians
  • Alcohol: 12.8%
  • Residual sugar: <1 g/L
  • Vessel type: Wood - Old oak
  • Bottle weight: 450

Additional Information

See terroir map and technical sheet on www.DomaineAmirault.com
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According to Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil’s AOP system, at Le Clos des Quarterons we mainly use Cabernet Franc. However, our vines are planted on a wide diversity of “terroirs”, so it’s been 10 years since it became obvious to run our vineyard based on the precepts of biodynamic agriculture, to let express the “taste of the place” in our wines. Biodynamic farming is very important for us, because it respects LIFE. It is far more than just a list of specifications. The ecosystem lies at the crossroads of energies from the Earth (roots) and Space (flowers, leaves and fruit). Given that the microbiological life of the vineyard is what enables both successful fermentations in the cellar and the creation of wine that is able to survive without a technological crutch, sustaining a healthy habitat in the vineyard for these microbes is fundamental for us. This microbiological life follows the grapes into the cellar, transforms the juice and even makes its way into the final wine in the bottle. Our wines are therefore, literally, living wine from living soil. For us, the Biodynamie principles go well beyond the wine itself, it is also a philosophy, a way of life : A virtuous system in which Man and Nature are one, and balance is achieved.
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