Laurent Martray

Supplier/Importer: Schiverick

Region: Burgundy, France

Appellations: Beaujolais

Laurent Martray has been a winemaker based in Odenas since 1987. His vines are located on the hillside of Combiaty facing east and south-east, from which come the "Vieilles Vignes" and "Corentin" cuvées. More recently Martray has been using a plot of vines located on the famous Brouilly hill, also in Odenas, which is the "Les Feuillées" wine in the Côte de Brouilly appellation.

 

The Côte de Brouilly vines are located on the hill of Brouilly overlooking the village of Odenas. The wine comes from very old vines planted in 1916 on a little more than one hectare. The soil is composed of porphyry and diorite rocks with blue volcanic granite. It isn't possible to use mechanization here because the terrain is steep and very stony.

 

The Brouilly vines include one hectare in the town of Saint-Etienne-la-Varenne and eight hectares in the municipality of Odenas. The soil is granitic rock, sand and silt on the surface. 

 

The work in the vineyard is carried out entirely by hand with the lowest possible levels of mechanization in the winery. Vine production is controlled by pruning, and also thinning if needed. The harvest is entirely manual. The vatting period is 8 to 10 days and ageing is in oak barrels or casks. Bottling is carried out without any filtering.