Brothers Richard and Stéphane Martin took over their domaine from their father in 1992. What was a 6.5 hectare property has now grown to more than 25 hectares, spread over no fewer than 60 individual parcels – nearly all surrounding their modern winery in the commune of Davayé, close to the outcrop of Solutré, with some found in Saint-Veran and Pouilly-Fuissé. Since 2006, they have been totally chemical-free and were certified as such in 2010. They work with old vines, some up to 70 years old, and their respect and love for their environment is clear in the crystalline, mineral and intensely flavoured wines they produce. The Mâcon Davayé is from 3.8 hectares, facing south, south-east averaging 30 years old, spread over 8 parcels of Jurassic limestone and clay soils. It is vinified entirely in stainless steel tanks. The Saint Véran Classique is from 40 separate parcels around the village, with an average age of 45 years, planted on Jurassic limestone and clay soils. Elevage is for 10 months in mainly stainless steel with a small amount of oak barrels. Les Buis comes from a 1.6 hectare plot of east facing 45 year old vines on hard limestone with a thin topsoil of stoney clay. It is fermented and matured in stainless steel vats on the fine lees for 9 months.
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