A short distance from the villages of Saint-Émilion and Pomerol, the Roc de la Closerie is situated between the Camp de la Hire and the village of Monbadon, an extension of the Coteau des Merveilles. The soils, with little soil on the rocks, benefit from a mainly clayey-limestone subsoil on a limestone base that offers considerable acidity and minerality.
This small, enclosed estate, which sits on clay soils and a fossil-rich limestone subsoil, was used as a store, offering vegetables and wine to the soldiers from the two warring camps. Centuries later, Alex Anglebin (1807-1902), an ancestor of the Amoreau family, winegrowers from “Le Puy”, rediscovered this land that was mainly planted with Mourvèdre and Colombard grapes and where Pascal Amoreau (14th generation of the family) has revived a part of local history and expressed his winemaking talents by producing outstanding wines.
THE AMOREAU FAMILY
Within their ecosystem, the philosophy and ancestral methods developed by the Amoreau family for over 400 years – fourteen generations of history and know-how – which we now know as biodynamics are followed with the aim of accompanying the natural rhythm of the plant rather than controlling it.