The Domaine Yves Boyer-Martenot has a lineage that weaves through the annals of winemaking history, passing down a profound respect for the land and a commitment to crafting exceptional wines.
After the ravages of World War II, André Boyer stepped into the role of custodian for the domaine, inheriting it from his mother, Lucie, who had single-handedly managed the winery until then. In 1945, André married Juliette Devèze, a native of the adjoining village of Puligny-Montrachet, cementing a connection between two storied winemaking families.
Today, Vincent Boyer, the newest owner of Domaine Yves Boyer-Martenot, carries the legacy forward into the future. With a total of 10 hectares of vineyards spread across the diverse terroirs of the Côte de Beaune, including Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, Auxey-Duresses, and Pommard, the domaine boasts a remarkable collection of appellations.
At the heart of their winemaking philosophy lies the belief that the vines and soil are the essence of quality. The domaine meticulously manages its vineyards with utmost care and respect. Traditional methods are employed, minimizing the use of artificial products like sprays and chemicals. Soil cultivation, crop care, green harvest, and meticulous hand-picking ensure that only the finest grapes find their way into production.
While their winemaking and development processes adhere to time-honoured traditions, the domaine embraces modernity when it comes to technology. Cutting-edge machines are employed to guarantee gentle juice extraction in the pneumatic press. Temperature control during fermentation is rigorously monitored, ensuring a constant level using a 'thermo regulator.'
The harvest at Domaine Yves Boyer-Martenot is a labour of love, done entirely by hand. Grapes are sorted meticulously in the vineyards, allowing only the best selection to journey into production. The wine production and ageing process unfold exclusively in oak barrels, with 1/3 of them being new oak each year. Over 12 months, weekly stirrings or refills ensure optimal development. In June, each appellation finds its way into a tank for two months, preparing for the final stages of filtration and bottling, all executed by the domaine itself!