Domaine de la Ferme Saint-Martin is the collaborative effort of father and son Guy and Thomas Julien. Located in Suzette within the Beaumes de Venise appellation these gentlemen are crafting some of the most aromatic and voluptuous wines it has been our pleasure to experience.
The vineyards flourish on the south facing slopes of the Massif Dentelles de Montmarail, terraced amidst a dry clay and limestone soil. Their ‘Terres Jaune’ (yellow earth) is a 70/30 blend of grenache and syrah. It is youthful, masculine and seductive. Like that damnable exchange student who clearly distracted her attentions. ‘Cuvée Saint-Martin’ is rather more professorial. A 90/10 blend from 55-90 year old vines, this wine challenges the canon of the south, Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It has an absolute assurance of character and worth, fully mature and confident at every step.
These are wines whose initial impact demands attention, then inspires allegiance.