“The village wines, including those from Marsannay, routinely outperform most premier crus from the northern Cote de Nuits. And they are reasonably priced” – Stephen Tanzer
“Roty wines are very distinctive. They are full, very intense, very perfumed and very harmonious. They are certainly immensely seductive.” – Clive Coates MW
One of the cults in Gevrey Chambertin, Joseph Roty and his family have been making wines since 1710 and for over 300 years the production has been minuscule; there is also not much availability in the secondary market as most of the wines are kept in cellars of large Burgundy collectors. The Roty family keep their domaine very low profile in which they close their door for many media and never eager to participate in tasting events. That being said, they may seem very unwelcoming but that doesn't mean their wines aren't awesome - they are in fact very awesome. Retaining very low yield, they maintain their very old vines in which some were planted in the 1880s and use very traditional ways of winemaking, their wines usually have high concentration and full of dark fruits' purity, seamlessly integrated with their usually high usage of barrels.
We have purchased a case of Roty’s Gevrey Chambertin village 2009 as a gate to experience the domaine’s style without breaking the bank as their iconic Charmes Chambertin 2009 would easily ask for HK$2,800 per bottle. According to Allen Meadows’ note, they are “very Gevrey in basic character” and possess “moderately firm tannins on the persistent and toasty finish”. Though being the only listing in the world*, we are happy to offer 12 bottles at HK$530 per bottle only -
Domaine Joseph Roty Gevrey Chambertin 2009
HK$530 per bottle (Best price in the world*)
88-90 pts Allen Meadows
Mild wood influence frames very fresh red and blue pinot fruit, earth and mineral-infused aromas that are very Gevrey in basic character that give way to voluminous and cool middle weight flavors that possess fine dry extract that imparts a lovely sense of volume as well as buffers the moderately firm tannins on the persistent and toasty finish. This should reward 5 to 7 years of bottle age. Drink: 2015+
Subject to final confirmation. Arrive early November.
Delivery is free-of-charge for orders over HK$3,000, otherwise a HK$80 fee per delivery applies.
*as per Wine-searcher