CHATEAU LA CROIX MARTELLE
Amor Blanc - IGP Pays d'OC
Sirus Rouge - AOC Minervois La Lavinière
Château La Croix Martelle is located in Siran, in the heart of the Minervois La Livinière terroir, in a region that was dedicated to Minerva by the Romans, then to Saint Michael by the Christians. Though the estate can be traced back to the 10th century, it only became Château La Croix Martelle in the 14th century.
In 2010, enamored by the magic of the place, Catherine and Michel Vincent, wine enthusiasts who firmly believed in the extraordinary potential of this terroir, decided to go into partnership and invest in the future of the estate. A wonderful oenological adventure had begun, given over to the respectful cultivation of the vineyard and the production of exceptional wines in a Mediterranean estate, which, since it began the practice in 1998, is one of the oldest organic vineyards in Languedoc.
The organic management of the vineyard delivers unique wines of wonderful complexity and rare elegance.
The preservation of essential balance in the soils, vegetation and animals is made possible through careful observation of nature. Our philosophy involves rejecting miracle molecules, herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides, and renouncing hasty, multi-treatment curative practices. Nature and animals form an ecosystem that protects the vineyard and guarantees its balance.
Nestled in the foothills of the Causse, the Domaine enjoys a distinctive climate in the summer, alternating between warmth during the day and cooler temperatures at night. The 20 hectares of vines are planted with typically southern varieties Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Mourvèdre, on a clay and marl soil, and overlook the Château La Croix Martelle in a unique environment from which it draws its richness and oenological heritage.
AOC Minervois la Lavinère
In the heart of the Minervois, Le Minervois La Livinière lies nestled in the gentle slopes of the Petit Causse.
Six villages, including Siran, were elected in 1998 to be the cradle of this new Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (controlled designation of origin).
A distinctive climate, with warm weather from April to the end of October, combined with limestone and red shale soils, black schist and hard limestone, allow Mourvèdre, Grenache and Syrah to thrive and make Minervois La Livinière a truly extraordinary wine.