Henri Martin (Wine)

Henri Martin (Wine)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Henri Martin (1903 - 1991) was a French winemaker who for forty years served as mayor of Saint-Julien-Beychevelle in M doc, became cited as the person responsible for reviving the ancient fame of the village, owned and managed a number of prominent French wine estates, and became considered a legendary figure in the Bordeaux wine trade. He has been called l'Ame du M doc (the soul of M doc). Martin was born in 1903 at Ch teau Gruaud-Larose where his grandfather then was ma tre de chai and his father Alfred Martin a cooper, the family having lived in the region for more than three centuries. Martin built his own estate Ch teau Gloria from the ground, with no historical reputation or other advantages such as applying for the Cru bourgeois classification, although by acquiring desirable vineyards from classed crus, to become one of Saint-Julien's best-known properties, within the space of a generation. The process began in 1942 with the purchase of 6 hectares (15 acres) of vines. With the help of his father who was initially angered by the initiative, the acquisition of land grew to amass 48 hectares (120 acres).
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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Equ Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134946680
  • 9786134946681