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Clos des Quarterons, St-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil "Les Gravilices"

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This Loire Valley Cabernet Franc is silky, fresh and elegant. Its length and aromatic persistence inspire serenity.

Grapes: Cabernet Franc

Culture: Certified organic (Ecocert 2012) and biodynamic (demeter 2013)

Manual Harvest of the graoes at full maturity and sorting at the winery.

Aged in large oak casks for 12 months

Annual Production: 28,000 bottles

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Producer Clos des Quarterons - Domaine Amirault
Vintage 2011
Color Red
Literage 0.75 L
Alcohol 12.5%
Grape variety Cabernet Franc
Volume 28,000 bottles

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The CLOS DES QUARTERONS estate is run by Thierry, Agnès and Xavier AMIRAULT, the 6th generation of winegrowers. A family estate covering some thirty hectares, it is certified Organic Farming (Ecocert), and Biodynamic Farming (Demeter).

It is sheltered to the north by a fine thick forest that protects it from cold winds. The area is mostly on a wide terrace of old silt deposits, with a deep soil made up of sands and gravels. Above the terraces, a third of the vineyard stretches across a limestone (Turonian chalk) hillside covered with sand.

Located on a gentle slope with southern exposure, the estate enjoys maximum hours of sunshine. It is also lucky enough to be made up of several plots across the St Nicolas de Bourgueil appellation, and so comprise a number of very different soil types (sand, alluvium, limestone, gravel and clay).

A large proportion of the vineyard opens out onto the Loire, which is exceptionally wide at this point as it joins the Vienne, and so allows the influence of the Atlantic to penetrate deep inland. The climate is therefore marginally more oceanic that in Bourgueil, but with the same forest covered hillside protecting the well-exposed slopes from the North wind.

The estate has its own microclimate, which can be warm due to its exposure, is sometimes dry, when the east winds blow, and sometimes wetter and milder due to the oceanic climate and the nearby Loire.

The character of a particular vintage is formed depending on how much influence each of the microclimate’s various components bring to bear.

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Clos des Quarterons, St-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil "Les Gravilices"

Clos des Quarterons, St-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil "Les Gravilices"

This Loire Valley Cabernet Franc is silky, fresh and elegant. Its length and aromatic persistence inspire serenity.

Grapes: Cabernet Franc

Culture: Certified organic (Ecocert 2012) and biodynamic (demeter 2013)

Manual Harvest of the graoes at full maturity and sorting at the winery.

Aged in large oak casks for 12 months

Annual Production: 28,000 bottles