hâteau Martet Réserve de Famille rouge

Chateau Martet Bordeaux Sainte Foy Réserve de Famille Red Wine 2019

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Chateau Martet in the Sainte Foy Côtes de Bordeaux appellation is located 25 km from Saint Emilion on the Compostelle trail.

La Réserve de Famille is a 100% Merlot aged 18 months in new barrels. Under the guidance of Louis Mitjavile and since 2021 of Nina Mitjavile, Château Martet and the De Coninck Family produce great Bordeaux wines that are balanced and elegant.

The sommelier info

This Chateau Martet starts with a nose of blackberry, prune and truffle.

On the palate, it is balanced, full-bodied and tasty. The fruit dominates then the mouth is filled with an uncommon richness without aggressiveness but all in softness.

We finish on an explosion of black fruits. This Château Martet Réserve de famille is definitely a great Bordeaux!

This wine is served with

Chateau Martet Réserve de la Famille can be drunk at 18°c after an opening for 1 to 2 hours. It can be served with a piece of beef, duck and a pan of mushrooms.

Chateau Martet Bordeaux Sainte Foy Réserve de Famille Red Wine 2019 in details

75 cl
Bordeaux Sainte Foy
Garde 15 ans
15,5°
Merlot
Charnu
Elégant
Grande complexité

The domain

Château Martet is located in Eynesse, in the Saint-Emilion region. It is a 33-hectare property along the Dordogne River. Chateau Martet produces wines in the Saint-Foy Côtes de Bordeaux appellation, a very small appellation of 280 hectares.

CHATEAU MARTET, A FAMILY TRADITION

In 1991, Patrick de Coninck and Albert Michiels bought this magnificent property built in the 13th century. At that time, it was a guest house of the Templar Order for the pilgrims of Saint Jacques de Compostelle. Between 1993 and 2006, the vineyard of Château Martet was completely restructured thanks to the uprooting of certain grape varieties and to gain in quality rather than in quantity. From 1998 on, Patrick de Coninck worked with Louis Mitjavile in the cellar and in the vineyard. 2016 marked the death of Patrick de Coninck and the cuvée La Fierté de Mon Père was elaborated in his honor, it is also a real success that makes Chateau Martet known. In 2021, Nina Mitjavile joins the team and helps to perpetuate the family tradition of this Bordeaux château.

IMPORTANT COMMITMENTS MADE BY CHATEAU MARTET

The soils of Château Martet are mainly clay and limestone and composed of iron-rich gravel on the higher slopes. The climate is temperate with continental influences, which allows us to obtain good ripeness, which is controlled plot by plot. The harvest is also carried out in several stages in order to adapt to the rhythm of the vine. During the 90’s, the equipment of the winery was modernized in order to produce wines of superior quality. Among the environmental commitments of Château Martet is the HVE3 certification, which means that pesticides and chemical fertilizers have been banned from the vineyard. Martet remains as non-interventionist as possible when it comes to the use of treatments against diseases.

CHATEAU MARTET RESERVE DE FAMILLE, A REVELATION

Chateau Martet produces five different cuvées, which offer prestige, pleasure, freshness and elegance. They reflect their terroir and their appellation, which they highlight, but they also reflect the passion that reigns at Château Martet. The exceptional Château Martet Réserve de Famille deserves a mention: it is the emblem of the estate. This 100% Merlot is aged for 18 months in new barrels and shows a smoothness rarely seen in Bordeaux wines. The suppleness and finesse of this wine are exceptional, and it is easy to understand why it has made the reputation of the Château.

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