2019 Domaine Marc Roy Gevrey Chambertin Vieilles Vignes
The Roy family has been cultivating grapes for four generations and in 1982, they began bottling their own production to fulfil their passion. With much effort and an acute focus on further enhancing their wines, Marc and his daughter Alexandrine bought a few more blocks of vineyards to increase the size of the Domaine to four hectares. In 2003, Alexandrine took over the Domaine with the intent on further raising the bar. Gradually, she reduced the yields, to produce fewer but better grapes with greater concentration of flavour. The vineyards are grown organically, strictly maintained, with great attention to detail.
The Domaine is composed of 3.5 hectares of Pinot Noir for four different cuvées. The ‘Vielles Vignes’ or old vines cuvée is made from the oldest vines of the estate – averaging 70 years old.
Roy's 2019 Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes bursts with aromas of raspberries, cassis, sweet soil tones and licorice, complemented by subtle hints of grilled meat and orange rind. Medium to full-bodied, velvety and charming, with a sumptuous core of fruit, melting tannins and lively acids, it concludes with a sapid, perfumed finish. It's typical of the domaine's seductive style. Drink 2021 - 2036.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Oct 2021)
Very fresh and cool yet ripe aromas are comprised by notes of various dark berries, Gevrey style earth and a whiff of the sauvage. The acceptably dense middle weight flavors possess a suave and fleshy mid-palate that contrasts somewhat with the saline-suffused and mildly rustic finish that delivers very fine length. This could easily be enjoyed young. Drink 2024+.
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