Tuesday, March 14, 2023

2021 Damien Martin Saint Veran

2021s have arrived! French Chardonnay if you prefer!

“Once you learn more about the terroir and the talent behind this exceptional Chardonnay—and especially once you’ve tasted it—its price seems absurdly low. New-generation innovators like Damien Martin are changing the game in the Mâconnais.” -- Ian Cauble, Master Sommelier

2021 Damien Martin Bourgogne Rouge....$22.99
Only 800 cases made
This lovely 2020 Bourgogne Rouge is medium ruby red in color with vibrant cherry and wild berries on the nose along with an amazing floral quality. Medium to full bodied with with consistent dark berries on the palate. This wine is rich and fleshy with a great core of fruit and a fantastic finish. This wine is produced from 25 year old vines in limestone and clay soil.

2021 Damien Martin Saint Veran...$25.99
100% Estate Grown Chardonnay
Full malolactic and 6 months on the lees to add richness and complexity
Organic but not certified. The straight Saint-Véran is a blend of several parcels, but they are all vinified differently to give him the option to experiment and make the best blend.
Tasting Notes: Well defined citrus and stone fruit aromas, with hints of acacia, honeysuckle, verbena, and fennel. Combines vivacity, roundness, fruitiness, and aromatic richness.
Serve With: Excellent as an aperitif for its beautiful crispness, it pairs with poultry, veal, and lighter meats, risottos with meat or fish, cold antipasti, mixed salads.

A top selling white Burgundy!
2021 Damien Martin Macon Verze....$19.99
100% Estate Grown Chardonnay
Full malolactic
Organic but not certifiedThe 2021 Macon Verzé spent almost a year in tank and a small part in barrel. It has notes of anjou pear, crisp lemon, white flowers, yeasty and honeyed touch. Medium to full-bodied, it's fleshy and elegant with bright acids and a flinty finish. This is a classic Macon and one of our best selling white Burgundies last year!

2021 Damien Martin Pouilly Fuisse...$34.99
The Pouilly-Fuissé vines were planted in 1976 and this parcel of vines is in Vers Chânes in Fuissé. Fermented with indigenous yeasts. Fermented and matured 8 months on the fine lees in 1-4 year old French oak barrels. It’s at the top of the slope and produces a wine that is very rich, with notes of candied fruit and vanilla. This wine could easily pass for a Premier Cru White Burgundy at more than twice the price. Full-bodied, layered and multidimensional, bursting from the glass with a complex bouquet of crisp pear, citrus oil, wet stones, paraffin wax and toasted sesame, framed by a discreet touch of youthful reduction, it's full-bodied, layered and multidimensional, with incredible concentration and searing levels of dry extract. Structured and tightly wound, it's seamless and complete, concluding with a long, intensely mineral finish.

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