DOMAINE MARC ROY
We have long admired and drunk these exquisite wines, on the recommendation of the patron, at Ma Cuisine in Beaune. Alexandrine Roy represents the fourth generation of growers in Gevrey and took over from her father, Marc, in 2003. She owns and works, almost single handedly, 3.5 hectares in Gevrey-Chambertin and 0.5 hectares in Marsannay. Whilst her holdings exclusively comprise “village” sites, the resulting wines taste as though they originate from premier or even grand cru vineyards. As one of our most friendly customers succinctly put it, “They look a little expensive…………until you take the first sip!”
In order to produce her sublimely silky, plush, supple, transparent wines, Alexandrine works with low yielding old vines, rigorous selection, 100% destems and indigenous yeasts. Extractions are very gentle and use of new oak judicial. There are no hidden secrets. Alexandrine’s 2016s are exceptional, and we are also very fortunate to have acquired meaningful stocks of the 2015 vintage. Bourgogne Rouge 50-60 year old vines from the commune of Gevrey-Chambertin. Marsannay Blanc “Les Champs Perdrix” 0.5ha of 40 year old vines on a steep hill at nearly 400m. There is 10 cm of fine rock top soil, then straight into pure limestone.
Vinified in 20% new oak, sur lie, and not racked until bottling. No malolactic. Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes 70 year old vines from 6 individual parcels:- En Jouise, Les Murots, Carougeot, Les Crays, Vignes Belles and Les Seuvrees. Characterized by depth and generous, silky, round fruit. Gevrey-Chambertin “La Justice” At the top of the slope next to Clos de la Justice. All charm, freshness, elegance, purity and finesse. Gevrey-Chambertin “Clos Prieur” A magnificent parcel of 60 year old vines, on iron-rich clay over limestone, below Mazis-Chambertin. Sees 30% new oak and exhibits a deep core of gorgeous, dense, spicy dark fruits and a plush, sensual texture. Gevrey-Chambertin “Cuvée Alexandrine” A very special, extremely limited production cuvee made exclusively from millerandaged, tiny, thick-skinned, super-concentrated grapes – individually selected from all Alexandrine’s vineyards. Simply outstanding!
|Marsannay Blanc "Les Champs Perdrix"|
|Gevrey Chambertin Vieilles Vignes|
|Gevrey-Chambertin La Justice|
|Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Prieur|
|Gevrey-Chambertin Cuvee Alexandrine|
|Marsannay Blanc "Les Champs Perdrix"||Chardonnay|
|Bourgogne Rouge||Pinot Noir|
|Gevrey Chambertin Vieilles Vignes||Pinot Noir|
|Gevrey-Chambertin La Justice||Pinot Noir|
|Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Prieur||Pinot Noir|
|Gevrey-Chambertin Cuvee Alexandrine||Pinot Noir|