Martin, Yves

Domaine Yves Martin

Domaine Yves Martin is a small, family-run estate with 19 hectares of vines in the famed town of Chavignol. The winemaker, Pierre Martin, took over from his father, Yves in 2005. The domaine is in conversion to organic viticulture. They never use herbicides or pesticides. The subsoil here is Kimmeridgian marl and the top soil is very stoney. The vines grow in each of the two famous terroirs of Chavignol: “caillottés,” which is stony and chalky; and “terres blanches,” which is composed of clay and limestone. The winery is located in the center of Chavignol and is gravity fed. All fermentation happens spontaneously in thermo-regulated tanks. Most of the aging is in stainless steel, although a couple of the cuvees are aged partially in barrels. The wines are aged on the fine lees, lending a nice richness to the wines. The result is a mineral-laden, refreshing Sancerre with citrusy lime notes and a lingering finish.

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DB6952-18
Sustainable
Sancerre Chavignol
2018
Sauvignon Blanc
Natural fermentations with spontaneous yeasts in stainless steel tanks. Aged on the fine lees with bâtonnage.

DB1368-16
Sustainable
Sancerre Chavignol "Culs de Beaujeu"
2016
Sauvignon Blanc
From the famous Les Culs de Beaujeu vineyard in Chavignol. It’s as highly regarded as Mont Damnées. Gerard Bouley makes Clos de Beaujeu,... Read More

DB3792-15
Sustainable
Sancerre La Côte des Monts Damnés
2015
Sauvignon Blanc
From one of Sancerre's most famous sites, La Côte des Monts Damnés. Like all of the Martin wines it's made in the gravity cellar with... Read More

DB1348-18
Sustainable
Sancerre Chavignol Rosé
2018
Pinot Noir
85-90% press and blended with a little bit saignee. Yves Martin's "nothing added; nothing taken away" fermentation yielded a bright and... Read More

DB2780-17
Sustainable
Sancerre Rouge
2017
Pinot Noir