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 '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