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This small, 4 hectare, domaine has, since 2003, been run by the ambitious and young Alexandrine Roy, the fourth generation to assume the reins at the family domaine “Marc Roy”.
Her attentive approach to the vineyard work includes aeration of the vines through a careful thinning of leaf cover as the growing season progresses, and reduction of yields through green harvesting. Consequently, she produces fruit which is uniformly ripe from vineyards which are clean and vines which are incredibly healthy. Only the best grapes make it to the winery, any suspect fruit gets left on the vineyard floor.
All the fruit here is 100% destemmed, with daily pigeage (punching down the cap) during the relatively brief fermentation in stainless steel, and a delicate application of new oak during the also brief elevage of only 12 months. The results speak for themselves – soft, silky, supple and always very pure with the emphasis on elegance and balance rather than power.
Very approachable in their youth these wines also age well.
The vineyard “La Justice” is located to the east of the N74 road that runs the length of the Côte d’Or. Quite forward and expressive the nose is full of black and red berry fruits that follow on to the palate that has a lovely supporting earthy minerality.
Approximately 20% new barrels are used in the ageing process, the balance being 2nd and 3rd fill barrels.