2020 Domaine Marc Roy Gevrey Chambertin Cuvee Alexandrine
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 cuvée “Alexandrine” was created in 2005 to showcase Alexandrine’s talent. She selects the grapes over six of her favourite plots of vineyards. She is only taking the grapes that are “millerandées” meaning the grapes that are naturally smaller and concentrated. It requires a doubly long selection process and twice as many locations to create this cuvée with Grand Cru complexity, sans the Grand Cru price tag.
A more floral and prettier nose features notes of both red and dark currant with more spice and a bit less earth. There is excellent mid-palate density to the more powerful and slightly more voluminous flavors that possess a seductive mouthfeel before terminating in a strikingly complex, balanced and impressively persistent finish. It's extremely rare to find villages-level wines that offer this level of quality so if you can find it, buy it. Drink from 2030+.
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