- Domaine Elodie Roy
- Pinot Noir
- 2022 - 2027
- Case size
- En Primeur
Goedhuis, December 2021
Elodie’s Bourgogne vineyards on the edge of the village sit on clay soil. They have a more northerly exposure, enjoying the sunshine from around 9 a.m. This makes these vineyards beautifully placed to handle the current climate changes and maintain lower alcohol levels. Refreshing red cherry and raspberry fruits, sweet in nature. With fine, sandy tannins, this is easy and approachable.
Neal Martin, December 2021,
The 2020 Bourgogne Pinot Noir comes from north-facing, flat, clayey soils, which Roy explained is advantageous in warm seasons. The alcohol is a whole degree less than her Hautes-Côtes. The vines were planted between 1963 and 1965 and fermented in concrete tanks with around 20% whole bunch. This has a perfumed, quite floral bouquet of crushed strawberry, orange pith and light morello cherry scents. The palate is well balanced, the 20% new oak (Damy) nicely integrated, with more density than the Hautes-Côtes. Cranberry and blackberry notes surface toward the finish. Drink over the next 4–5 years. Closure: Nomacork. Drink 2022 - 2027
Domaine Elodie Roy
Vineyards are in Elodie Roy’s blood. She grew up at this 10-hectare domaine developed by her grandfather Robert and father Pierre, in the most southerly appellation of the Côte de Beaune, Maranges. Her eyes light up when she talks about her idyllic childhood enjoying the beauty of her surroundings. After university, realising law and banking were not for her, it wasn’t practical for Elodie to immediately return to the family domaine, so she sought to cut her teeth in wine production elsewhere. She couldn’t have chosen better than 11 years assisting Anne Gros in Vosne Romanée. After such an extraordinary apprenticeship, in 2018 Elodie was eager to return and take over the family estate in her own right. Maranges became an individual appellation in 1988. Historically it was seen as a white wine appellation but in recent years, thanks to a group of highly committed vignerons, it has carefully been building a reputation as a source of fine Pinot Noir.
This blanket regional appellation can apply to wines throughout Burgundy (60% of the area's production) as long as they comply with regulations relating to grape type, yield and alcohol content. Reds and roses are from Pinot Noir or Gamay. Whites are Chardonnay. They are usually the most straightforward of the Burgundy wines, and as a result are the least expensive and the most approachable upon release. In the hands of a more serious producer these can represent exceptional value and quality. The wines are made with the same care and attention to detail as their grander wines. However, they may not qualify for a village or communal appellation because the vines are too young or the vineyard area is outside the appellation boundary.