Domaine Elodie Roy Santenay Les Gravieres 2021
"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 afer getting an interniship in the Rhone, she took a job at the Domaine Anne Gros in Vosne-Romanee where she worked alongside Anne, with responsibilities in every aspect of the Estate for 11 years until Anne’s children came back to the Estate full time, which coincided with the perfect timing to take over the family Estate in “Les Maranges”
In 2018, at 38, she took over the family domain. 24 acres of old vines in good condition, that we previously sold to the local negoce along with a small family production." -Supplier notes