Southern Rhône Mountain Wines

Altitude and exposure make that Martinelle stands for true “mountain” wines compared to most others in the region: this very privileged natural situation allows me to craft wines with typical southern density and length, aromas of herbs, spices and fruit but also with freshness and balance – in a mediterranean way.

They should be an invitation to explore the northern Provençal hills, amid the scents of rosemary and thyme just to name two. Mature and silky tanins, precise and well defined aromas reflecting the particularities of each vintage are the magic key words motivating me in order to get the most interesting and pleasant characters out of my grapes year after year.

Ventoux Rouge

Martinelle is both the name of my first vineyard and my winery. It also represents what’s most important to me as a winemaker – to create a wine that provides pleasure while telling an interesting story about the land.

It is an invitation to explore these northern Provençal hills, amid the scents of lavender and thyme, in good company.

A blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Counoise.

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Ventoux Blanc

In the Martinelle vineyard, my Clairette vines (planted in 2007 and 2013) grow at altitude, facing east, on limestone soils.

For this late-ripening, native southern grape, a chance to reach its full potential…as a single-varietal wine.

Mediterranean-inspired freshness, ripe fruit, herbal notes and balanced alcohol – this is a true southern white wine!

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Beaumes de Venise

This small-production cru wine comes from vines grown in a natural oasis of olive and pine trees, spiced with the aromas of wild thyme and rosemary.

The ruddy, iron-rich soils at this special site are unique not only in the appellation but in the Rhône Valley.

A blend of Grenache and Syrah.

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Vin de France

My chance to “color outside the lines” of the appellation system and a tribute to the vibrant character of southern grapes and their endless potential.

Just as Champagne houses craft vintage wines only in the best years, I craft a Vin de Table when the vintage offers me a chance to make something truly special.

A bottle that best shows its character after time in the cellar.

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