vintage grower blanc de noirs, 2016 harvest, disgorged March '22 after 6 years on the lees
soil is marl, clay-limestone. 59 year old vines
The Marteaux Guillaume estate is found in Bonneil, a small village listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, south of the Aisne and at the western end of the Champagne region.
Guillaume Marteaux started his own cellar from scratch : he bought a cement mixer on the French craigslist, and it took him 7 years to build his winery, he started with less than one hectare that he purchased from his father, and has grown it to 8.5 hectares today,
Located in the Marne Valley, this natural amphitheater allows the vine to find all its needs to flourish there thanks to the diversity of the soils. The vineyard thrives on clay-silt, clay-limestone, marl and clay soils. A vein of sand crosses a slope of the vineyard, adding diversity to the local terroir and giving the wines complex and original characteristics.
Thanks to this natural amphitheater with a drop of 120 meters and its ideal South/South-East exposure, the vines grow sheltered from the prevailing winds
rich and generous, peach, almond pastry, fine bubbles,
region: Champagne, France
varietal: Pinot Meunier
style: sparkling (traditional method)
farming/cellar: certified organic, certified biodynamic, hand picked, ambient yeast, base wine made in steel, no malo, 5g dosage, low so2, vegan friendly,