Rich in History and Character on the Gironde River
Perched on hilly terrain next to Gironde River, right in the heart of Côtes de Bourg in LANSAC is located amazing Chateau Martinat. This is one of the oldest wine-producing regions in France, thanks to its proximity to the river and the type of soil. The soils in this region are mostly limestone and clay. The winery lies on a ten hectares piece of land with vines averaging 40 years. Both the location and the soil play a big role in influencing the quality of their end products. Their soil is comprised of red and brown clay soil.
High Quality through Attention to the Detail
Enrie work in the winery is managed manually, the vineyard undergoes de-budding, leafing, green harvesting and handpicking of the fruits during the harvest period. This, however, is done with so much care and attention to detail. This ensures that the quality of their final product is not affected or messed at any stage whatsoever. The vineyard is comprised mainly of three varieties of grapes- Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec – and other historical varieties. Merlot is the most dominant occupying up to 70%, whereas Cabernet Sauvignon is 20% and Malbec 10%. Chateau Martinat creates an eceletic range of robust, award winning wines.
Award Winning Wines with True Heart and Spirit
In fact, one of their wines, Château Martinat Côtes de Bourg – Red, won various awards through the years. In 2010, it won Millésime 2010 Bettane et Desseauve and Millésime in 2010. Additionally, it won the silver medal of Millésime in 2011 and 2012. This shows that the wines produced in this winery are of great quality and exotic taste.