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DOMAINE LA FERME SAINT-MARTIN

LVT 2017 r 2011 rosé 2010 wh STGT leaning domaine, publicity shy, the vineyards organic. No Muscat de Beaumes, just red grapes, a little white. The Beaumes-de-Venise Cuvée Saint-Martin red wine is my preferred [it was a ****(*) STGT wine in 2016, a ****(*) STGT wine in 2015, and a **** STGT wine in 2014 - what a hat trick], along with a garrigue-endowed Côtes du Rhône Les Romanins red. Guy Jullien's first vintage was 1980; I remember his seemingly “wild” vinifications, and organic leaning from those days, when it was very unfashionable. His father Aimé created the cellar in 1964; he had worked on polyculture – fruit, vines, olives – but the frost of 1956 destroyed the olives, so after that the domaine was 65% vines. The first bottling came in 1964, early for the region. Better cellar equipment was introduced in 1996, and all the crop has been destemmed since then. Son Thomas started in 2006, and the wines under him are very drinkable. There is very low sulphur dioxide use, just a little at bottling. Thomas has a small merchant wines range, too; these trade as www.lesvinsdethomas.com

Guy, son Thomas, wife Michèle Jullien 84190 Suzette

Tel: +33(0)490 62 96 40

http://www.fermesaintmartin.com

contact@fermesaintmartin.com

Countries exported to:1) Switzerland 2) Canada 3) USA 4) Japan

Percentage Exported: 33%

British Importers: Les Caves de Pyrène (Ventoux La gérine, B de V terres jaunes) Pew Corner Old Portsmouth Road Artington GU3 1LP www.lescaves.co.uk +44(0)1483 554750/538820 sales@lescaves.co.uk