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CHATEAU SAINT-MARTIN-DES-CHAMPS

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.
One gives pleasure with these Saint-Chinian “family spirit”: first of all with the vintage Mathieu (first name of the son of Pierre), resulting from a selection to the decorated stock of an integral wine making out of barrel half-muid, really vintage of Château an extraordinary voyage. But also the vintage rosé Camille 2015 (first name of the girl of Pierre), always in the leading bunch of the best rosé wines of the area, a full wine in mouth, expenses, balanced well, with currant flavors and spices, of a beautiful persistence. Remarkable compartmental selection, Saint-Chinian Rouge Les Terrasses de Fontenille 2012 (dominant Syrah), all color and out of matter, with the nose of morello cherry and of smoked, with tannins present and ripe at the same time, an intense wine which mixes power and width, where dominate the fruits cooked finally. Saint-Chinian Sélection Rouge 2013, quite expressive of his schistous soil, is intense with the nose like in mouth, of color cherry supported, with the powerful flavors of cooked fruits and underwood, balanced very well, with tannins firm and melted at the same time. Saint-Chinian Rouge Vieilles Vignes 2013 is red fruit a nectar, surmounted by a light ageing on barrels of oaks, a full and greedy wine.
Very favorite for the duet “red & white, only high Hermitage” out of barrels of oak during 12 months for the red and on barrels of oak and acacias for the white. A rich, powerful wine in mouth, with tannins present and tasty at the same time, of a persistent final. The 2013 red, of garnet-red color, is of a beautiful concentration, with the notes of ripe red fruits and spices, combining distinction and richness, very representative of this great year.   The white 2014 exit of an assembly of Chardonnay & Viognier is surprising by its freshness and its elegance, a white worked with a beautiful ageing as one likes them in Languedoc.
Very favorite also for rosé Saint-Chinian 2013, resulting from bleeding, quite high 5 months out of tanks on dregs with a frequency of bâtonnages according to tasting, with the notes of apricot and small flowers, all finally, with these nuances of fresh flowers and ripe raspberry.
Very favorite also for the new vintage of the domain which is born on this new vintage wine 2015. It is about the vintage CRI des Hirondelles, stemming from an assembly of Colombard and from Ugni-Blanc can common in Languedoc. It is a very bright soft white wine with golden reflections. In the nose we are transported by this complexity of exotic fruit, in mouth we keep fresh notes very pleasant surmounted by this greed that wanted to clear Pierre and Michel very attractive white wine which will please certainly the fair sex.
Profit to take time to make the free visit of the wine storehouses with tasting, strolls pedestrian, circuit VTT, exposures of painting… and to benefit from their lists, remarkably located.

COORDONNEES


Owner's name : Pierre & Michel Birot
Who's in charge : Pierre & Michel Birot
Adress : Route de Puimisson 34490 Murviel-Lès-Béziers
Phone : 04 67 32 92 58
Fax : 04 67 37 84 49
domaine@saintmartindeschamps.com
Top French Wines Site : www.topfrenchwines.com/saintmartindeschamps
Personal website : www.saintmartindeschamps.com



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Vintages in sale
2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015
Established
1675
Average annual
500 to 600 000 bottles
Surface
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
Winemaking
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
Characteristics
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
Prices
5 to 45 €

REFERENCES

References in France
CHR
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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