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DOMAINE MARTINOLLE-GASPARETS

DOMAINE MARTINOLLE-GASPARETSA small family property of less than 10 ha located since several generations in the tiny Hameau of Gasparets at deepest of Corbières area. Pierre MARTINOLLE (87 years) helped regularly by his children Jean-Pierre and Francoise, realizes there, in an artisanal and organic way, authentic and exceptional wines in the respect of the traditions which were transmitted to him. Dry soils of secondary and tertiary origin with affleurement of limestone and sandstone, sunny exposure of the Corbieres area (and Corbieres-Boutenac), swept by the Cers (a North wind, cold, violent and protective) and the Marin (from the Mediterranean sea) which brings its soft and warm moisture. Traditional and organic vinification in centenary cement tanks for the reds, in stainless steel tanks for white and rosé. Ageing in stainless steel tanks and partly in oak barrels for the Corbières-Boutenac. Rosés are made by bleeding and / or direct pressing at controlled temperature. Whites are made by direct pressing. Remarkable Corbières Boutenac Organic oak cask 2016, silver medal Amphore Organic Wines competition, complex nose with notes of plum and humus, dense but fine tannins, full-bodied, fresh and warm with these nuances of blackcurrant and pepper jam, a wine not yet mature, which continues its beautiful evolution. The 2015, with the scents of blackcurrant, mixing color and material, has a nice spicy finish, it is a perfect wine with a rabbit stew or a lamb pot with croutons. The 100% Syrah plot (IGP Pays d'Oc) red Sang des Pierres 2015, is a beautiful deep purple, with aromas of ripe black fruits, violet, slightly spicy, ripe mouth, very good tannic base, to open on a caramelized rabbit with spices. Excellent Corbières red 2016 Bio, 40% Grenache, 40% Carignan and 20% Syrah, traditional vinification in century cement tank then stainless steel tank, a wine scented, ample and velvety, persistent in mouth, fleshy and very aromatic, with aromas of very ripe black fruit. On the gourmet, the seductive Corbières rosé 2017 Bio, 60% Cinsault and 40% Grenache, bleeding and pressing, fermentations at controlled temperature, it has a pale pink and shiny color, with delicate nose of citrus and fresh fruit, it is all flexible. Le Corbières blanc 2017 Bio, 80% Rolle and 20% Grenache, temperature-controlled fermentation, on lees, is all finesse, distinguished, long in mouth, with aromas where one finds the acacia. And this very nice IGP Country of Oc Viognier 2018 Organic, sweet mouth, while subtle aromas, with notes of citrus and flowers, is very persistent, a fruity wine, well balanced, of a nice finish. “We consider ourselves to be wine growing artisans, producing only small vintages sometimes as little as a 1000 bottles or less. Worried for decades of realizing a reasoned and reasonable vine growing and wine making for the ecosystem, we realize Organic Wines with limitation of inputs."

Adresse :


Pierre Martinolle

27, avenue Frédéric Mistral 11200 Lézignan-Corbières
04 34 27 57 61 et 06 11 42 09 88
E-mail : pierre.martinolle@domaine-martinolle.com
Topfrenchwines website : www.topfrenchwines.com/domainemartinollegasparets
Personal website : www.domaine-martinolle.com



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Vintages in sale
2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012
Established
1770
Average annual
15 000 bottles
Surface
10 ha
Vine Age
25 years
Soil and exposure
Arid grounds of secondary and tertiary origin with outcrop of dolomitic limestones and sandstone, sunny exposure of Corbières (and Corbières-Boutenac), swept by Cers (a wind cold, violent and protective) and Marin (coming from the close Mediterranean sea) which brings its soft and hot moisture
Grape Variety
Grenache, Carignan, Syrah, Cinsault, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Rolle (Vermentino), Bourboulenc
Winemaking
Following the traditional artisanal organic wine production methods, the reds are matured in cement vats whilst the whites and rose in temperature controlled stainless steel vats, the red wine for the Corbieres-Boutenac label are transferred after fermenting to continue their maturity in oak barrels
Characteristics
Corbières reds are wines with powerful tannins but balanced, of a major red with a good for ageing potential, the dominant flavors are often red fruit flavors, decorated keys of garrigues or underwoods slightly spiced, into growing old, the wines often develop black fruit flavors jams, tannins become silky and subtle with a big length and can develop pleasant fume, roasted notes or leathers
Wine and food pairing
Coasts and rib steaks with ember, skewers of steaklets of duck to honey, ox stews and game (pheasant stinks some, wild boar stew, hare royale)
Prices
6 to 13 €

REFERENCES

References in France
Others references
Corbières-Boutenac red Organic 2014 : Silver medal Amphore International contest for Organic wines Corbières Rouge Bio 2013, Gold medal Amphore International contest for Organic wines Corbières Rouge Bio 2015, Gold medal Macon contest Carthagènes Red and Amber
National and export sales (%)
France : 90 - Export : 10
Main trading partners
Luxembourg, Germany, Japan, Belgium, UK, Danmark
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