Domaine Marc Roy

Domaine Marc Roy is a wonderful gem in our portfolio – minuscule domaine (only four hectares!) run by a young, enthusiastic woman (Alexandrine Roy)... Alexandrine, the fourth generation at this family domaine, does everything herself -- including pigeage by foot! --and the wines are very pure expressions of both her winemaking philosophy. Alexandrine's light touch with vinification results in remarkably pure, supple, and gorgeously silky wines; she destems 100%, uses oak conservatively (and based on the character of a given vintage--nothing is done by rote), employs relatively brief elevages (around one year in wood), and cherishes purity and elegance above power. She says: "I like classic pinot noir; too much color and extraction is not pinot."

Alexandrine's wines are very distinctive: the Marsannay does not go through malolactic fermentation, and retains a refreshing acidity; the Gevrey-Chambertin Villages is from 70 year old vines; her "Clos Prieur", from 50 year old vines; and the tiny-production "Cuvée Alexandrine" is made entirely from millerandaged grapes -- small, thick-skinned, ultra-concentrated berries that occur with greater frequency in excellent vintages.

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Marc Roy 'Vieilles Vignes' Red Burgundy 2017
Allen Meadows 90 "A strikingly fresh and very pretty nose combines notes of various dark berries with those of earth and forest floor. There is solid density to the punchy medium-bodied flavors that possess a lovely sense of detail that is enhanced by the relatively fine-grained tannins shaping the

Marc Roy 'Cuvee Alexandrine' Gevrey-Chambertin 2013
The Wine The crop is 100% destemmed and slightly crushed before to be transferred into stainless steel tank. The punching of the cap is done twice a day BY FOOT. The wine is then aged in French oak barrel (70% new) for 12 months.  Made 100% from tiny “millerandage” grapes, or shot berries which

Marc Roy 'Clos Prieur' Gevrey-Chambertin 2013
89  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 89 "This fresh and succulent red, featuring cherry, strawberry and spice flavors and an element of mineral, is balanced and long, with a spicy aftertaste. Drink now through 2022. 230 cases made. –BS"  Burghound 89 "Aromatically this is almost a blend of the first two wines with

Marc Roy 'Clos Prieur' Gevrey-Chambertin 2012
Allen Meadows 90 "Here the expressive nose is more deeply pitched and a bit more complex as well with its notes of various dark berries, plum, spice and game hints. There is good volume and equally good complexity to the delicious medium-bodied flavors that exude a fine minerality on the firm but

Marc Roy 'Cuvee Alexandrine' Gevrey-Chambertin 2011
94  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 94 "This wine has great power and so much complexity, with layer upon layer of fruit and structure. Black fruits give way to a dry, firm end, promising considerable aging. Michael Skurnik Wines. Cellar Selection. —R.V. abv: 13%"  Burghound 90 "Here the nose is similar to that of