Chateau St Martin de la Garrigue. Languedoc. Vines trained in Guyot cane pruning. Old, gnarled and twisting vine. France. Europe. Vineyard.
Chateau Saint Martin de la Garrigue, Languedoc, France, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine — This is only a selection of samples. Use Image SEARCH to find more photos — Chateau Saint Martin de la Garrigue is a wine estate in the Languedoc between Beziers and Montpellier in the south of France. It is owned by Monsieur Umberto Guida, a successful business man previously of the Promodes group.
The main building is indeed a chateau (which is not always the case for wineries labelled with that description. The chateau is a curious mix of different styles due to extensions and refurbishments that have been done over the years to the original 16th century construction. It also has a charming small private chapel. The first mention of Chapelle de Saint Martin dates to 987. The lands of Chateau Saint martin de la Garrigue extends over 150 hectares and include vineyards, forests and olive grooves.
The vineyards of Chateau Saint Martin de la Garrigue are planted with a wide variety of grapes, the main ones being syrah, grenache carignan, mourvèdre, and piquepoul. This last one is the unique variety used for the appellation AOC Picpoul de Pinet that is famously well paired with the local oysters. In total they have 18 different grape varieties planted on 50 different vineyard parcels. The winery building is an enormous grange that houses both some ancient wooden vats as well as modern stainless steel tanks.
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