Lovely small producer in Ay playing with 4.6 hectares of Pinot Noir in Ay with a smidge of Chardonnay (0.9 hectares) in Mareuil sur Ay.
Jean-Pierre Roger works his magic with some wonderful lieu dit, La Tartellette, Pierre Robert du Haut and Varmery producing a fruity, playful wine with lovely crisp mineral notes. He works with a very small amount of oak giving his wines a lovely fruity weight with a touch of salinity and an impressive level of tension.
Their prestige cuvee, Vieilles Vignes, made from 40 year old vines in the aforementioned lieu dits is a powerfully different wine. Blackcurrant, redcurrant and sherbert with a luscious palate and saline backbone it is a impressive, serious wine that needs time in a large glass to unfold.
Region: La Vallee De La Marne
Contact: Jean-Pierre Roger and Marie-Hélène
Cuvée De Prestige: Vieilles Vignes
Year Founded: 1876
Bottles produced: 35000
Style: Ripe, fruity, tension
Terroir: A‚àö√∏, Mareuil sur A‚àö√∏
Vinification: Malolactic, steel tanks, small amount of oak.
Viticulture: Every 2nd row left with grass.
Recent Tasting Notes from Andre Roger