Domaine Marc Roy | Gevrey-Chambertin
Having taken over from her father Marc in 2003, Alexandrine Roy represents the 4th generation of the Roy family to farm their holdings in Gevrey-Chambertin and Marsannay. This is a tiny domaine of just four hectares that is meticulously cared for as if it was a personal garden. Alexandrine is a true farmer, consistently ploughing the soils of her old- vine vineyards (many of which are more than 100 years old) to allow the roots to dig deep into the shallow limestone. Whilst her holdings exclusively comprise “village” sites, the resulting wines taste as though they originate from premier or even grand cru vineyards and show a lovely purity and elegance that have garnered the domaine praise from around the world. Through minimal intervention and extraction, Alexandrine allows her old vines to express themselves with immense depth of flavour and clarity. These are sublimely silky, plush, supple and transparent wines.