Domaine des Martinellles
A wine-producing estate that has been in the family for 3 generations and is now managed by Aimé and Pascal Fayolle. A little over 20 hectares are planted with Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage and Saint Joseph appellations in the Northern Cotes du Rhône. Their vineyards lie across four different areas: Les Murets, Les Dionnières, La Beaume and Les Pierrelles. The vineyards are south-facing. Syrah is grown on the areas of stony brown sand and marsanne is grown on the areas of loam and red clay. The vineyards are mainly located on hillsides, which makes it difficult to use machinery, especially for the harvest which is still done by hand.
In the 1970s, the winery buildings surrounded the family’s cellar. In 1998, a new underground cellar and a vatting room were built. A new extension is to be built soon, to house a pressing room and a storage room for palox boxes and bottles.