Château MartinollesA haven of biodiversity
Next to the vineyards, this domain also includes an olive grove of 3 hectares and oaks which form a fine reserve for wild animals. In all, it is a relaxing and reassuring haven of biodiversity in the Pyrenean foothills. It was here, in Saint-Hilaire, the cradle of wines made in the traditional way, that the first sparkling wine was created in 1554, a century before Dom Pérignon invented Champagne.
Saint Hilaire hillsides near Limoux
The iconic wines of this estate are its barrel-aged Chardonnays, Crémants blancs, and red Limoux blends. The wines are fermented in stainless-steel tanks or in small oak containers, as well as French or American oak barrels. The traditional method sparkling wines are stored in what can only be described as a wall of glass, comprising more than 1.5 million bottles; a necessary stage in the bottle maturation process of between 15 to 30 months on lees to produce top quality sparkling wines.
AOP Crémant de Limoux
AOP Blanquette de Limoux
Château de Martinolles
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