Michel Birot looks after the vines. Starting from the principle that anything worth doing is worth doing well, he works the vines with a highly disciplined dedication, to which he adds his deep love of the land. It is crucial for him that the grapes are of perfect quality and ripeness, both essential in the making of really fine wines. He seeks an ecological balance that will give the perfect wine.
Tradition, in the knowledge and experience handed down over a number of generations, to which they have added a quest for quality that gives almost perfect wines. Technology, essential today as modern equipment limits the arduous nature of the work, and improved safety and sanitation while fully respecting the ecological nature of the wine-making process.
Château Saint Martin des Champs winery is at the leading edge of today's wine technology: see their unloading bay, the stemmer/destalker, the sorting table, the pneumatic press, ...