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CHATEAU SAINT-MARTIN-DES-CHAMPSLocated in the middle of Languedoc at a few kilometers of Mer the Mediterranean and on the first slopes of the Cevennes, Château Saint Martin of Champs, was built in XVIIe century near Hermitage of VIIe century, where halt the pilgrims made who went to Saint-Jacob de Compostelle. The splendid buildings are integrated since their origin in the vineyard. Witnesses of the history, the immense stables and the tanks with wines built out of stone of size, go back to 1752 and are always in services in the wine storehouses. The owners, Pierre and Michel Birot, are vine growers of father as son since 1675. They cultivate in a way reasoned and with love, their vineyard of 98 ha, established on grounds argilo-limestones ideally southern talks full. They mature with passion and rigor these high-class wines, thus satisfying the love which they carry to their trade.
Formidable Saint-Chinian Rouge Les Terrasses de Fontenille 2016 is a colorful wine with a nose of fresh, spicy red fruits. The Saint-Chinian red Vieilles Vignes 2017 and 2016, are wines to discover absolutely, with their aromas of ripe fruit and these notes of chocolate.
There is also this beautiful white Hermitage 2017, coming from a blend of Chardonnay and Viognier, sweet but of a beautiful freshness, with floral aromas. L'Hermitage rouge 2017 is the result of a blend of Merlot and Cabernet, a wine with a fleshy mouth and ruby colour, dominated by notes of blackcurrant, cherry and spices, very fragrant on the palate.
The Saint-Chinian rosé cuvée Camille 2018, is a beautiful color, very pale rosé, nevertheless, very pretty concentration, floral aromas. Excellent red Saint-Chinian Bergerie de Saint-Martin 2017, it is deep ruby in colour, with a powerful nose dominated by garrigue and black cherry, very good mouth, with these persistent notes of smoke and blackcurrant, well done. The Saint-Chinian rosé cuvée Bergerie 2018, of a very delicate color, is tond, tasty mouth.
We continue with this red Saint-Chinian Mathieu 2013, composed of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre, of purple colour, soft and full-bodied at the same time, with complex nose (ripe blackcurrant, pepper...), of important tannic base, a solid wine.
Discover the range Méli-Mélo starting with the IGP Pays d'Oc red Méli Mélo 2018, fleshy and dense, with molten tannins, with a nose dominated by plum and humus. The IGP Pays d'Oc blanc Méli Mélo 2018, with subtle floral notes, dense and balanced, slightly lemony mouth, is very affordable. Ending with the IGP Pays d'Oc rosé Méli Mélo 2018, combining roundness and nervousness, fruity and refreshing mouth.
And the IGP Pays d'Oc red cuvée "Plus on aime... moins on soufre!" 2017, with aromas of red berries and fresh notes, with soft tannins, a wine of pleasure.
Take the opportunity to take the time to make the free tour of the wineries with tasting, walking, mountain bike circuit, painting exhibitions... and to enjoy their lodgings, remarkably located.

Adresse :

Pierre & Michel Birot

Route de Puimisson 34490 Murviel-Lès-Béziers
04 67 32 92 58
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Vintages in sale
2016, 2017 and 2018
Average annual
500 to 600 000 bottles
98 ha
Vine Age
30 years
Soil and exposure
Argilo-limestones and schistous. Exposure: full south for the red wines and north for the white wines
Grape Variety
White : Chardonnay and Viognier : Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Cinsault. Red : Syrah, Grenache, Merlot, Cabernet, Mourvèdre and Carignan
Red, traditional wine making, maturing out of barrels for the Terrasses de Fontenille, the Mathieu vintage, wine making and maturing out of new barrels, white and rosé cold washings, thermobabbited fermentation
Saint-Chinian rosé, is a convivial wine. Concerning the red wines they are typified and deserve to age before consuming them
Wine and food pairing
The rosés ones are appreciated as well with aperitif as around a grill. The wines red accompany with wonder by beautiful sauce meats
5 to 45 €


References in France
Others references
Gold medal with the competition of Mâcon, the competitions of best Chardonnay of the World, with the competition of the vine growers independent like to competition of the great wines of Languedoc
National and export sales (%)
France : 40 - Export : 60
Main trading partners
Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, the U.K., Japan, Singapore, China, the USA
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