Bourgogne Rouge - Les Pressoniers - Domaine Joseph Roty - Burgundy - France
Domaine Joseph Roty
Joseph Roty has one of the largest cult followings of any small grower and has produced some of the most exquisite wines of Burgundy. His family have been producing wine since the time of Louis XIV, a staggering eleven generations since 1710. It is now run by Joseph’s son Philippe and noted for the exceptional quality of its Charmes-Chambertin Très Vieilles Vignes, which may date back to the end of the 19th century. Not much is made and even less of Mazis- and Griotte-Chambertin.
This Bourgogne Les Pressoniers from Roty is essentially a de-classified Gevrey Chambertin as the grapes come from the neighbouring vineyard to his Gevrey. It has a beautiful savoury element to the nose with a touch of wild forest fruit. Tannins are succulent and ripe, carried beautifully by a mineral mid-palate and finish. Amazing value for what is essentially a mini Gevrey Chambertin from a top top producer.