Located on the foothills, vines grow on thin, stony limestone soils, in a generally arid atmosphere, giving racy and concentrated wines.
Saint-Martin island, currently still surrounded by water, is part of the last extension of the massif de La Clape, it was also known during Roman era as being part of the Piplas islands
(Avenius – Ora Maritima IVth century).
The area was an annex of former Roman port complex “Narbo Martius”, famous throughout the lion’s gulf, evidenced by several archaeological relics of the Saint-Martin ancient coastal settlement.
We work on the eastern part of Saint-Martin, facing saline, at hills bottom.
Here, the clay-limestone soils are a little richer and less arid than La Clape main terroir.
This part of the island hosts very old vines, well rooted, giving deep and complex wines.
The vine plants evolve in an tempered atmosphere due to salt flats and the sea’s neighbourhood.