Region: Nuits St George - Burgundy, FRA
Variety: Pinot Noir
Domaine Prieuré Roch was founded by Henry-Frédéric Roch in 1988, a co-director at Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, one of the most mythical wines in the world. Henry-Frédéric Roch’s grandfather is Henri Leroy, the father of the legendary Lalou Bize-Leroy, the owner of Domaine Leroy and Domaine d’Auvenay.
Domaine Prieure Roch has a long history and relationship with DRC and is related to Lalou Bize-Leroy, and even though Prieure Roch is not as well known as DRC or Leroy, many Burgundy connoisseurs take the wines of Prieure Roch very seriously. The wines of Prieure Roch are highly sought after and is recognised as one of the finest producers in Burgundy.
In general, Prieure Roch wines are pure, organic, lifted-floral with wildness on the palate. The highly aromatic characteristics resemble the style of Domaine Leroy (not the Maison), both of them are incredibly floral and aromatic. Whole cluster fermentation, biodynamic approaches, minimal SO2, no fining or filtering, minimal pumping over, low yield (approximately 30hl/ha in 2015), 100% new oak in the cuvees and around 18 months élevage.