Bordeaux wine-growing region is made up of 57 PDO (protected designation of origin, in French AOC). The Entre-deux-Mers has 10 PDO:
Thanks to its particularly varied microclimates and its oceanic mildness, the Entre-deux-Mers region is the home for a large number of appellations.
The Entre-deux-Mers is the largest wine-growing zone in France. The area of vines around 7000 hectares. All of us, wine creators of Entre-deux-Mers, produce 335 000 hectoliters each year.
Our region is offers a wide variety of landscapes, exposures and soils (sand, clay, brank gravel and clay-limestone), which are both favorable for the growing of white and red grapes.
So, the Entre-deux-Mers is delimited by the river Dordogne in the North and the Garonne river in the South, which meet to form the Gironde estuary, before flowing into the Atlantic.
Château Maison Noble St Martin is a wine-creating estate located in the Entre-deux-Mers region, on the right bank of the Garonne river, 56 km away to the South East of Bordeaux. The nearest town is Sauveterre-de-Guyenne, where you can find our Tourist Information Centre (www.entredeuxmers.com).
We grow 115 hectares of vineyard which are located on 9 nearby villages. At Saint-Martin-du-Puy and in front of the Château, we grow 6 hectares for the red wines (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc) and in the back, the Château overlooks the large, 5 ha, of meadow, southern oriented.
We practice sustainable wine growing, to reduce the environmental impact, in order to create a harmony between the terroir, man and the environment. We produce PDO (protected designation of origin, in French AOC) wines: Bordeaux Supérieur Rouge, Bordeaux Rouge, Entre-Deux-Mers, Bordeaux Rosé.
All operations are totally obtained by ourselves as at the vineyard as well as in the wine storehouse. Some such operations are mechanized, some are still manually, as dictated by traditions and cares about wine.
At our vineyard of 75 hectares, there is 65 hectares of black grape varieties and 10 hectares of white grape varieties. The present black grape varieties are the Merlot, the Cabernet Sauvignon and the Cabernet Franc.
These grape varieties allow us to produce our PDO (protected designation of origin, in French AOC) wines: Bordeaux Rouge, Rosé and Bordeaux Supérieur.
The present white grape varieties are the Sauvignon Blanc and Gris, the Semillon and the Muscadelle. These grape varieties allow us to produce our PDO Entre-Deux-Mers dry white wine.
We are fully equipped by all necessary machines: pre-pruning machine, vine-shoot remover, leaf removal machine, branch lifter, and also a harvesting machine.
At our Château are able 3 wine storehouses which are divided in several wine cellars - two in Saint-Martin-du-Puy (at the Château) and one at Caumont (adjoin with the Guest House "La Veranda"). Such decision to allow us to vinify, age and develop then stock each wine in different places, to avoid of force majeur.
In our vat's rooms, we have got a majority of stainless-steel and cement vats of 100 hl, which allow us to vinify each parcel separately (1 parcel for 1 vat). These vats are thermo-regulated so we in a position to control the wine temperature within the vinification, the aging and developing, also within the storing.
As for the growing, we are totally independent, starting from grapes reception within the harvest (automatic sorter, vinimatic, pneumatic presses, cross-flow filters and thermo vinification), up to last point - wine bottling. We practice traditional vinifications also - the part of wine are aging and developing in barrels.