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Domaine Elodie Roy Maranges 'La Rue des Pierres' 2022

Appellation
Maranges
Region
Côte de Beaune
Vintage
2022
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SKU: EROY05R-22
Overview

Mingling aromas of cherries and berries with hints of cocoa and cedar, this Maranges La Rue des Pierres is velvety and supple, with a lively core of fruit, powder tannins and tangy acids.

 

Winemaker

DOMAINE ELODIE ROY

CHEILLY-LES MARAGNES

2018 was the debut vintage for Domaine Elodie Roy.  But the back story is incredible.  And the future…. well, a star is born!

Elodie grew up in a winemaking family in Cheilly-les Maranges in the southern-most tip of the Cote de Beaune.  Her parents worked 25 acres of vines on their own, selling grapes to negociants. So Elodie and her sister helped when they could. As a teenager, she saw how hard the work was, and decided not to follow in their footsteps.

So she studied Law, and then went to work in a bank. Six months later she knew she had made a mistake. So she went back to school.  This time, to study wine. Her parents were not too happy about this turn-about and tried to convince her that there was stability in the banking sector.  But her mind was made up.

The problem was that her father was not yet ready to give up his vines. So she took a job at the Domaine Anne Gros, one of the bijou domains of Vosne-Romanee.  And there she stayed for 11 years.

Then, in 2018, at 38, she took over the family domain.  24 acres of old vines in good condition, including a parcel of 70-year-old vines that were planted by her grandfather.  Elodie says that it has been an emotional transition.

She calls it her ‘mid-life crisis’, and you can sense the fire inside her.  She has seen Burgundy winemaking from the family domain to the highest levels of world-class production.  Her philosophy is respect for the soil and sustainability in her viticulture. As do all the great producers, Elodie knows that there is no great wine without great fruit.

Elodie is just getting started, but she is already a bright shing star.

The Domaine Elodie Roy produces:

Bourgogne Pinot Noir

Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Beaune Blanc

Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Beaune Rouge

Maranges ‘La Rue des Pierres’

Santenay 1er Cru ‘Les Gravieres’

Vintage
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BURGUNDY 2022 VINTAGE

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After three successive high-quality but low-quantity vintages, winemakers in Burgundy are refilling their cellars with an excellent 2022 harvest.This is not to say that it was an easy ride. Once again, frost, heat and drought put stress on the growing season, but timing is everything, and the extreme weather did much less damage than in previous years.

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Winters have been wet and mild for years now. The winter of 2021-22 was not, with less than average rainfall and seasonal temperatures. Under these ‘normal’ conditions, we would expect budburst in the first half of April. But summer-like conditions at the end of March forced the vines, especially Chardonnay, to bud early, and we went into frost season with tender green buds exposed. There were two nights in the coming week below zero, but damage was limited.

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Spring conditions set in in mid-April, but Summer followed soon thereafter, dry with spiky heat waves. The vines went wild.  Winemakers fought to keep the growth under control. And the fight continued until flowering, which happened a couple of weeks early in mid-May.

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The warm, dry conditions led to nearly-perfect flowering. We saw for the first time the potential of a great crop, with lots of beautiful, full, well-formed grape bunches; and an early harvest, with fruit setting well ahead of schedule.

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But the drought held, and the fear was that this beautiful fruit would shrivel on the vine. Finally, at the end of June, the rain came. Summer storms bring with them the risk of hail, so all eyes were on the sky as the storms were sometimes violent causing significant but limited hail damage. The rains were intermittent, but regular for the next weeks. The cumulative rainfall would not be enough to see the crop through to harvest, however.

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The heat waves continued through the rains, and so the risk of fungal disease, usually associated with wet conditions, dried up. But temperatures spiked and dry conditions set in again. The grapes ripened in a full-blown heat wave. Winemakers had to keep a close eye on sugar levels, as the risk was that ripeness could gallop away at the last minute.

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And then, just about the time when it looked like an over-ripe mid-August harvest was imminent, it rained again. And the producers were able to let that water absorb into the fruit, increasing the volume of juice that was ultimately harvested in the first week of September.

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2022, both white and red, are showing real depth and ripeness. And while there was once again very little malic acid, the tartaric acid holds the balance and structure together. Early tastings in the barrel show enormous charm and vitality. Very promising.

Appellation

MARANGES

COTE DE BEAUNE

The Maranges area, which grows mainly Pinot Noir plus some Chardonnay, forms a link between the Côte-d’Or and the Saône-et-Loire. Its vineyards are interlocked with those of neighbouring Santenay, with which it shares some well-thought-of Premiers Crus. Maranges was granted its own AOC Village in 1988 covering the three villages of Cheilly-lès-Maranges, Dezize-lès-Maranges and Sampigny-lès-Maranges. The surrounding countryside has a character of its own - gentle and warm-hearted - which has been lovingly described by the Burgundian writer Henri Vincenot. The charmingly old-fashioned homes of the winemakers provide perfect subjects for a painter’s brush.

Wine

Red

Maranges reds are a brilliant raspberry red. Its fruit notes are blackcurrant and spicy. The wines are warm juicy, with a tannic structure that has become delicate and subtle, as producers have learned to produce softer tannins. Licorice and pepper are the foundations that this otherwise fruity Pinot are based upon. Generally for early drinking, but with a good acidic balance to keep them fresh for years.

White

As with nearly every village in this zone, the plantation of Chardonnay is on the rise. These whites are gold and full of white floral notes prevalent in the zone. Flinty minerality adds depth and length. These are wines that are rounded and subtle with many of the refined aspects of their more famous neighbors.

Terroirs

Though the hill-slopes are differently oriented to those of the Côte de Beaune, their nature and origins are geologically the same, making up a varied patchwork of hills and valleys. The vineyards mostly have a South/South-westerly exposure and lie at altitudes of 240-400 metres. Cheilly, in the valley of the Cozanne, has rather light pebbly soils. Sampigny and Dezize share the Climats which lie to the South of Santenay on brown limestone soils and limey marls.

Color

Reds - Pinot Noir

Whites - Chardonnay

Production surface area

1 hectare (ha) = 2.4 acres

Reds : 156.5 ha (including 79 ha premier cru)

Whites : 10.6 ha (including 4.5 ha premier cru)

Food

The reds of Maranges can be velvety but quite firm, with tannins that need roasted meats with a crunchiness: roast fowl (dark or white meat), roast lamb, or rabbit. These wines also go well with country pâtés. For cheese, go for creaminess Brillat-Savarin, Brie or Reblochon.

Appellations

On the label, the appellations 'Maranges’' and 'Maranges 1er Cru' may be followed by the name of a specific vineyard, known as a climat.

The following climats are classified as premier cru:

Clos de la Boutière

Clos de la Fussière

La Fussière

Le Clos des Loyères

Le Clos des Rois

Le Croix Moines

Les Clos Roussots

The following climats are village wines from a single vineyard, known as a lieu-dit:

A la Croix de Bois

Au Chêne

Aux Artaux

Borgy

En Buliet

En Crevèche

La Tête de Fer

Le Bas des Loyères

Le Bas du Clos

Le Bourg

Le Chamery

Le Clos

Le Goty

Le Plain

Le Saugeot

Les Aubuzes

Les Meurées

Les Plantes

Les Regains Nord

Les Regains Sud

Les Varennes

Sous les Roseaux

Sur la Rigole

Sur la Rue des Pierres

Sur la Verpillère

Sur le Bois Nord

Sur le Bois Sud

Sur le Chêne

Vigne Blanche

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