About The Wine
En Combe Roy is a dandy of a site. It sits just below Les Arvelets, one of the six premier cru vineyards in the commune. According to some of Wasserman’s research, this small parcel may be the top village lieu-dit within the commune from a historical perspective. I’ve tasted the wine every year since Amélie made the first one in 2013, and it’s easy to see that it stands out. It’s just too bad that we get such a small allocation. It seems to find that rarified range of complexity with high and low tones, broad and equally compact textures, and upfront, simple pleasantness while remaining formidable in complexity without demanding too much of your attention to get these impressions. It’s a small parcel of 0.4 hectare (one acre), planted in 1961 on limestone bedrock with marl topsoil mixed with gravel, sand and silt, with good depth before the bedrock. 40% of the clusters are employed during fermentation, and it spends about a year in 75% older oak, and like the other Fixin lieux-dits, its cellar aging before bottling lasts about twenty months.