Xavier Amirault and his wife, Agnès, manage their 92-acre vineyard biodynamically, growing this perfumed, light cabernet franc. Carried by a raspberry briskness, this wine’s scents of turned earth meld with roses. Vivacious and comforting, it feels fae-like, a mischievous otherworldly fairy, drawing you deeper and deeper into an unfamiliar wood.
Vineyard Brands, Birmingham, AL
Xavier & Agnès Amirault 2017 St-Nicolas de Bourgueil Les Quarterons
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Corey Warren is the Tastings Editor in addition to covering the wines of the Loire, Southern France, Argentina and South Africa.
This story appears in the print issue of April 2021.
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