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. The main wines are Crémant de Loire AOC, Anjou Blanc AOC, and Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil AOC.

Vineyards | 2012 30 hectares (74 acres).

Certification | 2012 The first vintage with full organic certification. | 2013 The first vintage with full Demeter certification. | 2016 Still  Demeter certified Biodynamic.

Sparkling wines

Crémant de Loire AOC Blanc | From 2 hectares (4.9.5 acres). 80% Chenin Blanc, 20% Chardonnay.

White wines

Anjou Blanc AOC, 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, AOC 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 AOC, Virtuose

St Nicolas de Bourgueil AOC, Les Gravilices | Deep gravel. 2012 Crisp, tighter and more tannic than the Les Quarterons tout court bottling (Millésime Bio 2014). Nice Cab Franc, fluid (Millésime Bio 2016).

St Nicolas de Bourgueil AOC, L’Audacieux

St Nicolas de Bourgueil AOC, Le Clos des Quarterons |  2012 Good old vine Cabernet Franc richness (Millésime Bio 2014).


Clos des Quarterons

46 Avenue St-Vincent, F-37140 St Nicolas de Bourgueil (Indre-et-Loire), France

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