Powerful, dense fruit from very old vines make wines which live in the top-tier of Gevrey Chambertin.
The Roty family dates its arrival in Gevrey-Chambertin to 1710. They have some of the largest collection of old vines in all of Burgundy. They almost entirely de-stem and are not generally shy about new oak. The average vine age is 65 years old, across their vineyards, and there is a strong argument to be made there are VERY few estates with better fruit.
JT’s Take :
As with Guillon above, I am at a loss as to why people aren’t breaking down my door for Joseph Roty. These are some of the best expressions of Gevrey-Chambertin, Full Stop. In terms of ageing, these are a “how long are you willing to wait” situation. Pass them onto your kids and they’ll thank you.