Clos Saint-Martin | Saint Émilion Grand Cru, France
Clos Saint-Martin was established in 1850 and named after the neighbouring church of Saint-Martin. Located on the limestone plateau of Saint Emilion, adjoining Château Canon, Clos Saint-Martin is just 1.33 hectares and is the smallest classified growth in Saint-Émilion.
The vines are planted on clay and limestone soils and are on average 35 years old. After being harvested by hand, the grapes undergo an 8 day pre-fermentation cold maceration, the must is fermented in new oak and malolactic fermentation is also in new oak barrels. 4 months of ageing are spent on the lees. The wine is aged for 20 months in total.
The property is owned and managed by Sophie Fourcade, a descendant of the Reiffers family, who have been producing wine since 17th century. Michel Rolland is acting consultant winemaker.