Enjoy 6 bottles of Loire Valley wines from the Clos des Quarterons at wholesale price this month, each carton contains :
2 x Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil Les Quarterons 2015 - Biodynamic
2 x Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil Les Gravilices 2012 - Biodynamic
2 x Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil Vieilles Vignes 2015 - Biodynamic
These 3 cuvees of red wines are elaborated from the same red grape variety, Cabernet Franc, Les Quarterons is light bodied and easy to drink, Les Gravilices is fine and elegant, Les Vieilles Vignes is deep and concentrated. Cheers!
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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 35 hectares, it is certified Organic (Ecocert), and Biodynamic (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.
This light bodied red wine comes from vines rooted in a sandy soil with gravels and alluviums. It is very characteristic of the Saint-Nicolas de Bourgueil "appellation", with a lot of freshness and crispy fruit notes. Bronze Medal - France Independent Winegrower Challenge 2014
Clos des Quarterons oldest vines (40+ years old Cabernet Franc) are diving in a deep soil of gravel. Aged 18 months in 500 liters barrels, the result wine offers a strong and radiant purple appearance. Intense nose of small red fruits, evolving into leather and earthy notes. A wonderful complexity, silky, round and elegant. Its length and aromatic...
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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