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Liberty brings Martinelle to the BC market

Liberty is excited to announce the new arrival of two wines from the highly acclaimed Rhône producer Martinelle:

Martinelle 2007 Côtes du Ventoux - $29.99*
Martinelle 2007 'Le 7eme' - $34.99



*Until May 12th, 2009, Liberty is offering a $2.00 new arrival discount on the Martinelle 2007 Côtes du Ventoux. "Martinelle is perhaps the best Côtes du Ventoux on the planet, a spectacular old vine grenache, jam packed with oodles of ripe black fruit, and it's organic!" says Robert Simpson, Liberty's General Manager.


Be warned; Martinelle is not your typical Ventoux!  The wines are perfumed and elegant and have much more intensity and depth than what may be considered “typical”.  Perhaps that is a fault of the Appellation system which leads you to expect this or that.  For those with an open mind, and attentive to the finer qualities of wine, this is a great example of Southern Rhone wine at a great price.



La Martinelle was founded in 2002 by young German woman Corinna Kruse, who left her native Germany to pursue her dreams of producing hedonistic, sundrenched, top quality red wines in the south of France. She spent a year with Marcel Richaud in Cairanne before completing her winemaking studies and has worked with Sylvain Fadat at D’Aupilhac among others before acquiring a vineyard near Beaumes de Venise.



Martinelle is a single holding on the edge of the beautiful Dentelles de Montmirail region and shares much of the same complex geology as mountain Gigondas and Beaumes de Venise.


The first vintage, 2002, was washed out and the second vintage, 2003, was ripped apart by hail the size of tennis balls in just half an hour one July evening. Her third, 2004, – actually her first commercial vintage – was stunning and Corinna Kruse has produced a string of wonderful vintages since then.



Her philosophy is to work as naturally as possible in the vineyard and the cellar. She has started to work the vineyards organically and created the simplest of cellars – indeed the only option open to her – where she is non-interventionist as much as possible. She de-stems but uses wild yeasts and absolutely minimum sulphur – her wines contain less than 25 mg/l; just enough to keep it clean and healthy. The wines are bottled unfined and unfiltered.

The Vine, 2007.


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4583 W 10th Avenue

126 13th Street East

5217 Ladner Trunk Road
Granville Island

1660 Johnston Street
Commercial Drive

1622 Commercial Drive
Willoughby Langley
604-533-3573 (no fax, phone only)

202-20255-64th Avenue