Roisin Curley, Burgundy, France

Roisin Curley, Burgundy, France

Roisín  Curley  is  an  Irish  winemaker  and  micro-­‐négociant  who  makes  small-­‐scale  wines  in   Burgundy.   A  Pharmacist  from   County   Mayo,   Róisín  trained  in   some  of  France’s  finest   vineyards  including  Château  Latour  and  Château  Grillet.

Her  scientific  background  and  inherent  love  for  wine  led  to  her  winning  the  2009  Wine   Australia  Scholarship  for  her  performance  in  the  WSET  Diploma  examinations.  In  2010,  she   embarked  on  her  winemaking  career  when  she  was  awarded  a  scholarship  to  study  an  MSc   in  Viticulture  and  Enology  in  Montpellier,  France  and  Geisenheim,  Germany.

In  2012  she  carried  out  research  for  her  Master’s  thesis  and  completed  her  internship  at   Château  Latour,  Pauillac,  Bordeaux.  In  2013  she  focused  on  white  winemaking  when  she   worked  at  Château  Grillet  in  the  Northern  Rhône  Valley.

In  2015  Róisín’s  ambition  to  make  wine  of  her  own  brought  her  to  her  favourite  wine  region,   Burgundy.    There  she  started  her  micro-­‐négociant  business,  Maison  Róisín  Curley,  working   with  her  favourite  grape  varieties,  Pinot  Noir  and  Chardonnay.

With  a  preference  for  organically  grown  fruit  she  focuses  on  buying  high  quality  grapes  from   small  parcels  grown  and  cared  for  by  conscientious  growers.   Róisín’s  winemaking   philosophy  has  traditional  influences  and  minimal  intervention.    She  respects  each  batch  of   grapes   individually   and  steers  them   through  the  production  process   with  great  care,   producing  elegant  wines  that  express  where  they  come  from  and  who  has  nurtured  them   along  the  way