Domaine de la Croix Senaillet is in Southern Burgundy, in Davayé in the very heart of the Mâconnais Cru area. Maurice Martin settled in Davayé and then fully devoted his life to the vines from 1969. Due to his unfailing doggedness, a really strong character, with his wife and family to back him up, without whom nothing would have been possible, the family estate slowly grew. Today it covers a unique stretch of 60 plots of vines with an average age of around 30 years old on all the slopes of the village. After training hard at ground level his sons, Richard and Stéphane Martin, took over the estatein 1992, bringing with them new blood, new ideas and a single watchword; quality. Stéphane’s responsibility is the vines, he allows the soils and terroir to come through and give of their best, resulting in grapes that are of the finest that the Saint-Véran Cru appellation can give. Under impetus given by Richard, the cellarage, which was built in 1989, was modernised in 2000-2002. Since the 90s the Martin brothers, strong partisans of integrated agriculture, have been protecting their vines with a treatment strategy of minimum intervention, in order to have healthy vines, with no pollution and respect for the environment over the long term. Their very personal approach to organic vinegrowing, begun in 2003, became official in 2006 when they undertook a partnership with a certifying organisation (AB).