DOMAINE AMIRAULT CLOS DES QUARTERONS is a winery straddling the Anjou and Touraine regions of France’s Loire Valley. The Amirault family has been making wine here since the 1830s. Now under the sixth generation: Agnés, Xavier and Thierry.

VINEYARDS 2012 30 hectares (74 acres).

CERTIFICATION 2012 The first vintage with full organic certification. 2013 The first vintage with full Demetercertification. 2016 Still  Demeter certified Biodynamic.

SPARKLING WINES

CRÉMANT DE LOIRE BLANC From 2 hectares (4.9.5 acres). 80% Chenin Blanc, 20% Chardonnay.

WHITE WINES

ANJOU BLANC, LES QUARTERONS BLANC Not to be confused with a Sancerre made by Étienne and Sébastien Riffault. Graviers sur fond argileux. 2012 50% fermented in 500-litre demi-muids and 50% in vat. Lovely and clear Chenin Blanc, mealy and soft, very good at Millésime Bio 2014.

RED WINES

ST-NICOLAS-DE-BOURGUEIL, LES QUARTERONS From graviers, sable and limon. 2012 Nice, sweet, refreshing, a bit of dilution too but a good effort given the year (rain, rot) at Millésime Bio 2014.

ST-NICOLAS-DE-BOURGUEIL, VIRTUOSE

ST-NICOLAS-DE-BOURGUEIL, LES GRAVILICES Deep gravel. 2012 Crisp, tighter and more tannic than the Les Quarterons tout court bottling at Millésime Bio 2014. Nice Cab Franc, fluid at M Bio 2016.

ST-NICOLAS-DE-BOURGUEIL, L’AUDACIEUX

ST-NICOLAS-DE-BOURGUEIL, LE CLOS DES QUARTERONS 2012 Nice old vine Cabernet France richness at Millésime Bio 2014.

CONTACT Clos des Quarterons, 46 Avenue St-Vincent, F-37140 St Nicolas de Bourgueil (Indre-et-Loire), France / Tel+33 (0)2.47.97.75.25 / www.domaineamirault.com