The Clos des Américains holds its name from the XIX° century. At this time, French vines were destroyed by the phylloxera, a devastating aphid. Vines were saved by American stock, naturally resistant to this parasite. The vineyard was one of the first to plant these American vine stocks as the name of the estate shows. The vineyard extends over a little more than 20 hectares and dominates the ponds of la Petite Camargue. Vines are on average 30 years old, with some 50+ years old vines here and there, and are enjoying top conditions for wine growing thanks to the hot Mediterranean climate. The terroir is mainly made of rolled pebbles which, combined with strong winds and dry hot sun exposure, allows to tend the vines with very little use of chemical products. Indeed, Bruno (see photo above) is deeply involved in environment protection and follow very stricly the HVE certification principles. Those include recycling and purifying water, prohibited use of weedkillers and other such products and reduced quantities of suphites.