2021 Chateau de Saint-Martin Eternelle Favorite Rose
2021 Chateau de Saint-Martin Eternelle Favorite Rose As crisp and as fresh as possible, this 2021 wine is light, lively and full of red-currant flavors. Juicy fruit is the star here, bringing a refreshing aftertaste. Drink now. Suitable for vegans.
Chateau de Saint-Martin
Chateau de Saint-Martin french wine originated in the 6th century BC with the colonization of Southern Gaul by Greek settlers. The Roman Empire licensed regions in the south of France to produce wines. St. Martin of Tours planted vineyards while spreading Christianity in the fourth century. During the Middle Ages, monks maintained vineyards and conserved wine making knowledge and skills. Monasteries had the resources, security and motivation to produce a steady supply of wine both for celebrating mass and generating income. Over time, the nobility developed extensive vineyards. The French Revolution led to a lull in the wine industry as vineyards owned by the Church and the nobility were confiscated.
The French wine industry was devastated by the spread of Mildew and Phylloxera across Europe at the end of the 19th century, the First World War and the Great Depression. The threat of competition against treasured French “brands” such as Champagne and Bordeaux led to the creation of the Appellation d’Origine Controlée (AOC) in 1935. This classification system by the government is still in force. After the Second World War, a new generation of wine growers created the modern French wines we know today.