The authenticity of our Crémants de Bourgogne
The history of the Maison François Martenot was forged in the heart of Greater Bourgogne. A culture, expertise built up over several generations and the passion of men and women for the land and its wine are the values that drive our company.
The grapes, carefully selected for making Crémant de Bourgogne, are sourced in the main in the Beaujolais, on the Côte Chalonnaise and in Épineuil.
The soils are granitic in nature, with schist and seams of clay in the Beaujolais, limestone and marl on the Côte Chalonnaise and Kimmeridgian clay and limestone in the Épineuil area.
The Maison François Martenot was founded at the beginning of the 20th century when Lucien Gustave Martenot purchased a 10 hectare estate in Savigny-lès-Beaune. This estate was created in 1859 by Léonce Bocquet, then the sole owner of the Château du Clos Vougeot and a fervent supporter of Bourgogne and its cultural heritage. The estate developed further with the acquisition of neighbouring land and considerable work was undertaken to plant vines. In July 1922, Lucien Gustave Martenot bought the estate to turn it into a great Bourgogne wine house. On his death, his daughter, Charlotte Martenot, took over the running of the firm and its reputation continued to grow. And so, down the generations, the Maison François Martenot, a worthy heir to its illustrious founders, has continued to grow to put its name to some quite unique wines.
Making the most of the experience built up by generations of passionate winemakers, the Maison François Martenot continues to develop and now offers vintage Crémants de Bourgogne.
A Word from the Oenologist
"We treat our Crémants gently, respecting the product, in order to preserve as much of the purity of the aromas as possible throughout the process and offer Crémants de Bourgogne which are fresh, expressive and full of flavour"
Mikael Fuchs - Oenologist Crémants de Bourgogne