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His family had been connected for many years with the vines and cellars that dot the Saint-Julien countryside. In fact, the Martins were variously vineyard workers, vineyard managers, and cellar workers for some three centuries. The dream of every vineyard worker in the Médoc is to buy a few rows of Cabernet or Merlot vines for the pleasure of cultivating their own land and to have something to leave to their children.
So, in the early 1940s, Henri Martin (who had started out a cooper like his father), turned his attention to viticulture. His first purchase was 6,000 vines in Saint-Julien alongside the family home in 1939. This was the beginning of what would later become Château Gloria, a patchwork of various plots scattered among classified growth vineyards. This was the work of his life.
Today, Françoise (his daughter) and Jean-Louis Triaud (his son-inlaw), assisted by their children, Vanessa and Jean, continue the family tradition with passion.
Gravel from the Günz period on a clay-sand subsoil
65 % Cabernet Sauvignon
25 % Merlot
5 % Cabernet franc
5 % Petit Verdot
New barrels: 40 %