Domaine Joseph Roty has one of the largest cult followings of any small Burgundian grower, and has produced some of the region’s most exquisite wines for many years. Twelve generations on from 1710 the domaine is now run by Pierre-Jean, following the tragic passing of his brother Philippe. Philippe was a tremendous vigneron and had taken over the mantle of his celebrated father Joseph, instituting little changes that meant the domaine looked to the future with confidence; now it is up to Pierre-Jean to do the same, and he is doing so admirably.
The lowly but unassuming Bourgogne rouge label this wine wears buttons up tight over a number of very important things… Old vines & the fact that this is grown in a declassified Gevery Chambertin vineyard. It’s also from a producer that turns out well crafted memorable bottles that are notable for giving pleasure soon after the vintage and will cellar consistently well over the medium/long term. (We have bottles from 2011) The best thing, though is the price for what you get, these are after all from the famous Cote du Nuits – it couldn’t be much better.