Alexandrine Roy took over from her father, Marc, in 2003, the 4th generation of the family to do so. She works mostly alone on 3.5 hectares in Gevrey-Chambertin and 0.5 hectares in Marsannay. These are Village level sites, though in the glass evoke premier or even Grand Cru in terms of quality. She is dedicated to reflecting the place, the grape and the vintage – avoiding modern techniques in favour of the traditional. Note that Alexandrine is also a 'flying winemaker' in her role as Director of Winemaking at Phelps Creek in Columbia Gorge, Oregon.
Low yielding old vines, rigorous selection, 100% destems and indigenous yeasts. Extractions are very gentle to avoid extracting harsher tannins.
use of new oak measured, she has said that she wants barrels as containers, not for their flavour.
Bourgogne Rouge 50-60 year old vines from the commune of Gevrey-Chambertin.
An inviting nose of sweet ripe strawberry, red and black cherry, savoury. Lovely acidity and length.
This is a wine which delivers such quality and terroir character. Highly recommended.
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