François Rousset-Martin

François Rousset Martin inherited the family estate, made of a puzzle of small slots, spread around the castle of Château Chalon.
Before, the grapes were carried to the cooperative, and the reserve of vins jaune in the grandfather's house is a testament to a substantial and exclusive personal consumption.
A very careful man, the winegrower will wait until the 2007 vintage before to sell his wines under his name. A single vineyard approach…
seems to be the best way for the wines to reflect the micro-soils of the region.
An oenologist, François Rousset-Martin yet refrains from too much intervention on the wines. Rather taking a step back and attentive, he considers himself as a presenter, an interpreter of a plurality of soils.
Very often, his curiosity pushes him into experimentations, for…
example starting with an oxydation before to finish the ageing with the ouillage of the barrel. Ageings are carried out longer, malolactic fermentations are triggered and sulfites are kept minimal to nonexistant.
The intention is to protect the wine, to keep it immune. To stay away from any superficial manipulation, such as filtration, that could deprive the wine from and place its balance in jeopardy.…
To get started, the Mémée Marie cuvée, a blend of Chardonnay and Savagnin, aged in vat, is sapid and greedy. The Terres Blanches cuve is a Chardonnay, with ouillage, that needs to be waited for for at least to years.
The Estate pays hommage to Savagnin. The Puits Saint Pierre cuvée originates in a terroir of grey marl, exposed south-west, just below the Abbey. The vines there always only produce very low yields…
(barely 20hl/ha).
The nose on candied cedar give way to hints of yellow chartreuse and a subtle reduction of grilled sesame seeds. The palate is rich and full, saline, with an insolent length. Our Japanese friends would scream "Umami"!
Lastly, the Poulsard, made after a five-week maceration. Fruity, fleshy and juicy, a wine thag makes hungry! A full, vertical,…
powerfully earthy wine: when tasting it, its textu

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