Henri Le Roy grew up in Paris, but from a young age always had a strong connection and regularly visited the Jura. His love for the culture, food, and wine of the region ultimately led him to start his domaine, Domaine de L’Aigle à Deux Têtes (Two- headed Eagle), in the small picturesque village of Vincelles in 2005. It’s 5 ha in size and all of Henri’s vineyards (mostly on blue marl soils) form part of the “Côtes du Jura” Appellation.
Henri has a charming, somewhat reserved, and highly intellectual personality. He is passionate about the styles of wines produced in the Jura and believes that there should be a separate Appellation for “ouillé” wines to avoid confusion, that all wines from the Jura are oxidative in style.
He is a firm believer, that natural and organic farming practices, will yield grapes that give a true expression of the soils in which they are grown. Terroir driven wines, that are not manipulated in the cellar and show the true characteristics of the vineyards through minimal interventionist principles.