David Cobbold speaks about the restaurant le Villaret in Paris, its wine menu and our Onoriva 2011
The 2013 vintage is of great quality with some acidity which unusual for the region ; it will give the wine a higher ageing potential than other vintages, 10 – 15 years fo this vintage.
For the end of year 2013 www.ventealapropriete.com website our honors our wine to accompany your Christmas and New Years’sDinner. Our vintage Onoriva 2009 was selected for its exceptional strength of seduction, well balanced and the elegance of its fruit. The sale takes place from 22 November to 1 December 2013.
Château la Croix Martelle is a partner of the 2013 edition of the international short film festival of Paris that ran from 5 to 10 October 2013. This year Germany was honored with Volker Schlöndorff as godfather. On this occasion we did discover our wines (and Onoriva Capfinada) festivalgoers and jury when tasting Wednesday, November 6 and the event organized by Orange Friday, October 8 at Bistrot du cinema des Cinastes.
This festival is a platform for young filmmakers, writers and actors, we hope to repeat this partnership and continue to support the emergence of new talents.
We started pruning the last vines in November , this operation will continue until March, during the vegetative rest . In the heart of winter, our team often face rough and harsh climatic conditions, to maintain and prepare the vines so that they resume their vegetative activity in spring in optimal conditions. When the vine loses its leaves during fall , long brown branches appear : the vine shoot. Without pruning until the following spring , buds they carry would grow in full, generating a large amount of foliage at the expense of grapes.
A Château La Croix Martelle , we practice a size ” spurred cordon ” is a short on a long frame size . It allows clusters to spread easily and enjoy the air and sunshine . The size Spurred cordon is a qualitative size limit output (-20 to 30%) and force it provides stadiums and homogeneous maturities.
Size requires real precision work and therefore constitutes a mode of conduct to control , balance , extend and improve the production of the vine.
On Saturday, February 2nd, Château La Croix Martelle invited his main partners in a day of tasting of the range of wines in the studio of the photographer Cédric Porchez situated in the heart of Montmartre.It was the opportunity to thank them for their contribution during 2012. In memory of this beautiful day, each of the guests received a paper print large format of its portrait realized by Cédric Porchez.