About the Producer
Domaine Joseph Roty has been in the same family for twelve generations, since 1710, and has one of the largest followings of any Burgundian grower. Pierre-Jean has been in charge for the last few vintages and continues to make beautifully crafted wines from some of the oldest vines in Burgundy. Old vines, along with late picking and
an approach which has not changed much in years, creates wines of remarkable character and depth. The family has always followed a low intervention approach in the vineyards and, in the cellar, everything is destemmed. The wines are bottled without fining or filtration according to the phases of the moon. From vintage to vintage,
these are some of the most sought-after wines in Burgundy developing the most wonderful aromas with exuberant blackcurrant and cherry flavours. Pierre-Jean put it nicely last year when he said, ‘we keep faith with real Burgundy!’. These 2019s (the domaine releases a year later than most growers) are yet another brilliant example of this classic style though, due to a small crop, quantities are limited.
By James Snoxell, Fine Wine Buyer
2019 Marsannay Blanc
£130 per 6 bottle case in bond
From two excellent parcels, Boivin and Champs Saint Etienne, this has a fragrant bouquet of fresh pears and orchard fruits with a hint of spice. An attractive
palate of white peaches and juicy stone fruits is supported by a refreshing mineral backbone. This will be delicious in a year or two. Drink from 2022.
2019 Bourgogne Rouge
£105 per 6 bottle case in bond
From vines planted in Marsannay, this has a bouquet of brambly damson fruits which mingle with delicate strawberry scents and a touch of sous-bois. A nicely
structured, supple palate of juicy blackcurrant fruits leads to a refreshing finish. Perfect for drinking over the next few years. Drink from 2022.
2019 Bourgogne Rouge Pressonniers
£110 per 6 bottle case in bond
£130 per 3 magnum bottle case in bond
Mainly from vines at the southern end of Gevrey, this shows impressive length and freshness with bright red berry aromas. Elegantly balanced on the palate,
it builds in intensity revealing lively raspberry and strawberry flavours balanced by fine tannins. Could easily be cellared for a few years. Drink from 2023.
2019 Marsannay Rouge
£140 per 6 bottle case in bond
From four old-vines parcels in the middle of the slope, this shows brambly wild berry aromas with juicy damson and plum fruits on the palate supported by textured tannins. A wine with lots of character and depth, with hints of blood orange and leathery spice, this could be enjoyed young but will age well, too. Drink from 2024.
2019 Marsannay Champs Saint Etienne
£155 per 6 bottle case in bond
An excellent south-east facing terroir mid-way up the slope, in the heart of Marsannay, this would be a monopoly if it wasn’t for one other vigneron who owns a few vines. Juicy cassis fruits are balanced by grippy though perfectly integrated tannins. Drink from 2025.
2019 Marsannay Les Ouzelois
£155 per 6 bottle case in bond
Richer and riper on the nose with lovely depth on the palate, Les Ouzelois, which refers to the opening of a stream, comes from 80-year-old vines grown on stony clay soils. Dark fruit aromas are lifted by a crushed strawberry scent leading to a smooth textured palate with deep plum flavours. A wine which builds in intensity, there is plenty of ageing potential here. Drink from 2025.
2019 Côte de Nuits Villages
£160 per 6 bottle case in bond
From a parcel at the top of the hill, this has a fragrant bouquet of violets and redcurrants with a delicate spice note. The palate displays subtle cassis fruits
with silky tannins. Easy to overlook, due to its modest Cru status, this has lovely freshness and will age 10 years. Drink from 2025.
£225 per 6 bottle case in bond
Blended from four parcels, this very attractive and silky textured red shows lovely pure fruit. Subtle scents of strawberries and wild berries lead to a well-balanced and delicate palate which ends on an appealing violet note. Beautifully defined and energetic, this exciting wine will offer great drinking pleasure over years to come. Drink from 2025.
2019 Gevrey-Chambertin Les Champs Chenys
£255 per 6 bottle case in bond
Sweeter and richer than the village Gevrey, this reaches an extra level of complexity with its lively bouquet of sweet cassis fruits. A Premier Cru in terms of quality, on the palate supple red cherry notes and silky-smooth tannins are balanced by a lively freshness. From very old vines planted in the 1930s, this intense and very elegant wine will benefit from plenty of ageing. Drink from 2027.
2018 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Fontenys
£495 per 6 bottle case in bond
At the foot of the Grands Crus, this special parcel produces very pure fruited reds with lovely length. More energetic even than Les Champs Chenys, this has a delicate bouquet of crushed wild berries leading to a refined palate with silky strawberry fruit. A wine with plenty in reserve, it will benefit from a good five more years in bottle. Drink from 2027.
2019 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru Très Vieilles
£1350 per 6 bottle case in bond
Very serious and complex from 130-year-old-vines, the 2019 has an expansive bouquet of deep plum and cassis fruits with hints of black truffle and spice. Layers of sumptuous dark fruits on the palate are balanced by perfectly integrated, fine tannins. A very impressive wine, it delivers power and finesse in equal measure. Drink from 2028.
2019 Mazy-Chambertin Grand Cru
£1395 per 6 bottle case in bond
A terroir which produces richly textured wines with opulent flavours, this has an expansive bouquet of deep red berry fruits mingled with elegant floral scents and a hint of lavender and dried spices. The supple textured palate has juicy sweet fruit and velvety tannins. Wonderful now but there is huge ageing potential here. Drink from 2028.
Burgundy 2020 Enquiry Form
Due to the high quality of the vintage and limited quantities, demand is sure to be very high with some cuvées, especially at Grand Cru level,
available on a strict allocation basis. Get in touch with us via the form below to secure your cases.