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Domaine des Croix

Domaine du Croix is the new incarnation of the old Domaine Duchet, which some old hands among you may remember as producing some lovely wines in the '60s and '70s. The Domaine and its 5 ha of vines were eventually put up for sale and a small group of investors from the US led by Roger Forbes purchased it early in 2005. They installed David Croix as régisseur and M. Croix splits his time between Domaine du Croix and Maison Camille Giroud (see the latter for vintage details). Fans of the domaine will notice the presence of three new wines in the Aloxe-Corton villages and now two grands crus.

While most winemakers take over an existing winery, David Croix, who is only 32, launched a new domaine in 2005. He also works at Camille Giroud, a small place owned in part by powerhouse American winemaker Ann Colgin. Croix's wines are intense: Some are quite peppery (like his 2009 Domaine des Croix Beaune 1er Cru Les Grèves), some have the deep, dark scent of clay (his 2009 Domaine des Croix Beaune red) and some have everything all at once. Of the 2009 Domaine des Croix Beaune 1er Cru Les Bressandes, Jordan's husband, Robert, said admiringly, "It's smoky, it's earthy, it's muscular and it's showing its elbows."