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.

Image PRODUCT Producer Description Country / Region Region Materials

DB6952-17
Sustainable
Sancerre Chavignol
2017
Martin, Yves Sauvignon Blanc
Natural fermentations with spontaneous yeasts in stainless steel tanks. Aged on the fine lees with bâtonnage.
France Loire

DB1368-16
Sustainable
Sancerre Chavignol "Culs de Beaujeu"
2016
Martin, Yves 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
France Loire

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

DB1348-18
Sustainable
Sancerre Chavignol Rosé
2018
Martin, Yves 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
France Loire