Petit-Roy

  • Burgundy, France

Seiichi Saito is the man behind this exciting, new micro-négoce, a Japanese expat with Chinese origins who studied at the wine school in Beaune in 2006, and then moved to Burgundy in 2008 to dig deeper. Before starting Petit-Roy in 2017, Seiichi spent time working with a few brilliant domaines such as Bize (where he worked with Patrick and the team for a couple of years), Mugnier, Rousseau and Leflaive. In 2014, he co-launched one of the most successful (and probably tiniest) restaurants in Beaune, La Lune, known for their cuisine of precision, elegance and pure umami indulgence.

Acquiring vineyards in Burgundy is a difficult task, but Seiichi managed to buy two hectares of regional appellations which he works biodynamically. He complements the range with purchased grapes from friends in "modest" appellations. In terms of vinification, he is fond of whole cluster for reds, prefers to limit extraction with pump-overs and a few, gentle punch-downs towards the end of alcoholic fermentation, uses minimal SO2 during or post élevage, or prior to bottling. He very rarely adds SO2 at vinification, and prefers to bottle without fining or filtration.

The wines reflect Seiichi’s unique journey in wine and gastronomy. They provide immediate enjoyment, combining bright fruit and pure, salivating energy that lingers on the palate. - www.beckywasserman.com

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DB3171-18
Petit-Roy Altesse Vin de France
2018
Altesse
From the appellation of Bugey on limestone and marl soils. Directly pressed, lightly decanted (12 hours), indigenous yeast fermentation (... Read More
France

DB3177-18
Petit-Roy Bourgogne Aligoté
2018
Aligoté
From the lieu-dit Aux Boutières in Savigny-les-Beaune, on clay-limestone and marl soils, planted in 1984. Directly pressed, lightly... Read More
France

DB3174-18
Petit-Roy Bourgogne Chardonnay
2018
Chardonnay
From the lieu-dit Aux Boutières in Savigny-les-Beaune, on clay-limestone and marl soils. Farmed by Seiichi, practicing biodynamic.
France

DB3170-18
Petit-Roy Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Beaune Rouge
2018
Pinot Noir
Located near the lovely village of Nantoux, tucked away on the higher slopes west of Pommard, planted from 1982 to 1984. 100% whole cluster... Read More
France

DB3175-18
Petit-Roy Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Beaune Rouge (SS)
2018
Pinot Noir
This cuvée has no added sulfur. "SS" refers to sans soufre (without sulfur).
France

DB3173-19
Petit-Roy Bourgogne Rouge de Sousa
2019
Pinot Noir
From the oldest vines in Les Lormes in Pommard, planted in 1949. Clay-limestone soils. De Sousa is a cuvée name rather than a terroir,... Read More
France

DB3176-19
Petit-Roy Bourgogne Rouge Les Lormes
2019
Pinot Noir
Located in the commune of Pommard, clay-limestone soils, planted between 1992 and 1998. 100% de-stemmed, indigenous yeast fermentation with... Read More
France