AMIRAULT VIGNERONS LES CLOS DES QUARTERONS
The Amirault family has lived at Le Clos des Quarterons for over 180 years. Those 180 years have been filled with stories, soul-searching and doubt but also joy. For almost two centuries, six generations have paced the vines and guided the wines, respecting the work of their predecessors and making quality their priority.
Today, it is our pleasure to invite you to visit us at Le Clos and discover our family business, which bears the stamp of each and every member. They have all passed their expertise down to us.
Saint-Nicholas-de-Bourgueil lies on the border between Anjou and Touraine. Vineyards cover one third of the village land (1,050 hectares).
Saint-Nicholas-de-Bourgueil has 1,250 inhabitants, who are known in French as Nicolaisiens and Nicolaisiennes. Around one hundred of them are winegrowers. The cabernet franc grape variety appeared in the village in 1152 through the political union of Anjou and Aquitaine, and has dominated since 1850. We call it « Breton »*)
Saint-Nicholas-de-Bourgueil wine has Protected Designation of Origin status. The entire production area lies within the village. The vineyard basks in the sun. It lies on gentle south-facing slopes, capped to the north by a forest offering shelter from the cold winds.
The plots located in the former bed of the Loire enjoy a soil composed of an alluvium of gravel. The vines perched on the slopes have their roots anchored in limestone and silty clay. The remaining plots, on the first terrace, lie in sandy and gravel soils with a clay base.
Add in a gentle microclimate, and you have a terroir perfectly typical of Saint-Nicholas-de-Bourgueil vineyards.
In the meantime, enjoy meandering around our website, using the content and links to discover our estate, our wines and our winegrowing methods. They are based on a philosophy shared by the whole team: biodynamic viticulture.
Agnès, Xavier and Thierry.