Additionally, Gevrey-Chambertin has twenty-six Premier Cru climats, making it arguably the most exciting and pivotal contributor to Burgundy’s outstanding reputation. The monks of the Abbaye de Bèze recorded the planting of vineyards here in 640 AD, proving the unparalleled viticultural heritage of the appellation. 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.
Today, Alexandrine continues the tradition of cultivating old vines and producing fine wines to express the terroir to its full potential. Alexandrine was awarded most talented Burgundy winemaker by her peers in 2015 and has catalysed the increase in exposure. Yet with her rigid structure of growth and controlled yields she places quality over quantity every vintage and ensures the small production is only the best of the best.
Her winemaking style is time honoured and traditional with utmost attention given to expressing the nuance of different terroirs and vintages – true craftsmanship at its exalted best.
It's a privilege to share these wines with you - they remain one of Burgundy's best kept secrets.