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Domaine Marc Roy - Gevrey-Chambertin
Since 2003, the ambitious and talented Alexandrine Roy, has become the forth generation to assume the reins at the 4 hectare family estate, in the name of her father, Marc Roy. Although the family is not blessed with any premier or grand cru vineyards, Alexandrine has compensated for this shortcoming in one of Burgundy’s most grand cru rich communes by lavishing meticulous detail over the village level holdings that she does possess to consistently produce elegant and refined wines which have earned her and the domaine no shortage of press and accolade.
The domaine’s holdings are sufficiently limited in size for Alexandrine, with the continued participation of her father Marc, to oversee all facets of the production herself. The vineyards are tended with a garderner’s attention to detail and go far in explaining how she is able craft such pure and precise wines. Her attentive approach includes aeration of the vines through a careful thinning of leaf cover as various stages of the growing season and reduction of yields through green harvesting. Consequently, she produces fruit which is uniformly ripe from vineyards which are clean and vines which are healthy. With her regular harvest team, all of the triage is in the vineyard rather than at the cellar, returning to the domaine only pristine fruit and leaving behind that which does not belong in the fermentation tanks.
All the fruit is 100% destemmed and followed by a cold soak of several days to focus the red and black fruit aromas. Once fermentation begins, daily pigeage by foot, and a measured hand during the extraction process, all of which take place in stainless steel tanks. The aging does not exceed 12 months for any of the wines. The results of course speak for themselves; incredibly soft, silky, supple and always seductively transparent. They present a remarkably pure medley of red fruit flavors, with an emphasis on elegance and equilibrium above power, making these wines easily approachable in their youth and at the same time worthy of long-term aging.
In spite of, or perhaps because of, having no big name parcels to stand behind, Alexandrine has raised the bar on the estate’s village level wines. The Cuvée Alexandrine that she crafts starting from the 2005 vintage, exclusively from millerandé grapes, approaches grand cru like concentration and finesse and adds depth and class to the portfolio of wines from this address. Joli Vin is honored and always delighted to present these exceptional wines from a unique and passionate winemaking talent.
Gevrey-Chambertin, Vieilles VignesThe grapes for the V.V. bottling come from a total of 10 separate lieu-dit, including La Justice, Les Crais, Murot, Seuvrée and Carougeot …
La JusticeThe restrained and beautifully detailed middle weight flavors possess a finer mouth feel before culminating in a lacy, balanced and impressively persistent finale.
Gevrey-Chambertin, Clos PrieurThe grapes for this bottling come exclusively from the Clos Prieur parcel just below the premier cru of the same name, located just south of the village and slightly down slope…
Cuvée AlexandrineAlexandrine makes this very unique cuvée which is culled from all of her parcels as she walks the vineyards at harvest and selects only the tiny millerandage grapes…