Marto's riesling is pressed and laid down to long elevage in foudres, consistent with the tradition that runs from the Mosel down to Colmar. Unlike many producers of so-called classical Riesling, though, Marto doesn't add any weird shit to the wines. The result is something altogether new.
To his millions of fans, Martin Otto Worner is best known for his groundbreaking approach to graphic design. But the truth is a little less glamorous. Like most of our favorite winemakers, Marto spends the majority of his time in the vines and whatever is left in the cellar. He's not interested in cultivating false scarcity, having his “content” sponsored, or appearing at sommelier-run wine events. And despite obvious financial incentives, he refuses to buy grapes or ramp up production, limiting the Domaine to what can be accomplished in solitude or among a small band of friends. In short, Marto's vision is to enrich the _coté paysan_ of his family's winery.