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Domaine des Martinelles Wines

Domaine des Martinelles Wines


The name, "Domaine des Martinelles" originally comes from a farm on the estate called "Les Martinelles". Apparently, this was traditionally an important resting and nesting site for migrating swifts.

Domaine des Martinelles is:

- A wine-producing estate that has been in the family for 3 generations and is now managed by Aimé and Pascal Fayolle;
- A little over 20 ha. of vines planted within the Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage and Saint Joseph appellations in the Northern Côtes du Rhône;
- 3 grape varieties are grown: Marsanne and Roussanne for the white wines and Syrah for the red wines;
- Harvested by hand into palox boxes for the white wines and into self-emptying trailers for the red wines;
- In the case of white grapes, whole grape clusters are pressed;
- In the case of black grapes, de-stemmed or whole grapes are fermented;
- Wines are aged in demi-muid oak barrels.

Crozes-Hermitage is an AOC (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée) that covers 1,200 hectares, stretching across the 11 villages that form the “canton” of Tain l’Hermitage. The Domaine des Martinelles vineyards are located mostly in the north of the area, in the municipalities of Larnage, Crozes-Hermitage, Gervans and Erôme where the great majority of the plots are on hill slopes. Syrah is grown on plots of clayey chalk and granite. Marsanne and Roussanne grapes are grown on plots of loam and kaolin clay.

Crozes-Hermitage '06
Crozes-Hermitage '06