2011 Domaine Martin Saint-Veran Burgundy
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Domaine Martin is the premier chardonnay producer of the iconic St-Véran appellation of Burgundy’s Mâconnais Cru area. Among the 400 producers of St-Véran, Domaine Martin is one of just a few whose wines are entirely estate grown and bottled, and even fewer (about 1%) of the appellation whose grapes are certified organic. Started by Maurice Martin in 1969, the estate covers 17 hectares of vineyards. The vineyards are comprised of a mosaic of over 60 plots in the most prestigious part of the St- Véran appellation, close to Solutré-Pouilly-Vergisson.
Most plots face the rising sun on gentle slopes that extend from the eastern faces of the Solutré and Vergisson rock formations. The vineyards’ chalk soils from the middle and upper Jurassic period are considered the best of St-Véran.
Winery Tasting Notes: “Tons of citrus and honeysuckle with a bright acidity, chalk minerality and a long finish. Domaine Martin St-Véran has such exceptional terroir, it’s no wonder they are considered the benchmark for the region. Their prime St-Véran vineyards feature the hallmark chalky soils. Old vines produce concentrated berries. And organic farming allows the amazing pedigree to shine through. The wines have energy, concentration and a true sense of place. Authentic, pure and delicious!
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