Château Quinault l’Enclos


  • The signature of Pierre Lurton
  • Same requirements as it’s elder, Château Cheval Blanc
  • An exceptional terroir
  • Aging in unique 500L barrels
  • The Château undertook a biological conversion of the entire vineyard

The History of Château Quinault l’Enclos, a property situated in the heart of Libourne next to the Dordogne river, is marked by its acquisition in 2008 by Baron Albert Frere  and Bernard Arnault. Together, they aimed to revitalize the vineyard and thus began the challenging project. Under the impetus of Pierre Lurton’s know-how, the goal is to imitate the viticulture, winemaking, and aging process of Château Cheval Blanc. If we listen to the many fans of Château Quinault l’Enclos, they seem to be succeeding.

The Terroir of Château Quinault l’Enclos is spread over 20 hectares of sand and pebbles mixed with a little clay. The vine plants, on average 45 years old, are 71.5% Merlot, 14.5% Cabernet Franc, and 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, typical of the varieties in the region. Concern for the environment has led the property to undertake a biological conversion in all the fields, working towards a more natural model. The aging of the wine is done in barrels with a capacity of 500L (50% of which are replaced each year).

When Tasting a silky, delicate, and rounded feeling brings  to the palate a floral touch full of refined aromas and subtley grainy.


Their Team

  • Proprietors: Baron Albert FRERE & Bernard ARNAULT
  • Manager: Pierre LURTON
  • Supervisor: Pierre-Olivier CLOUET
  • Cellar Master: Maxence DULOU
  • Master of Culture: Guillaume GREIL