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Joseph, now assisted by his son, Philippe, owns 12 hectares in the villages of Gevrey-Chambertin and Marsannay. The family has been farming grapes on the same land for 300 years. The domaine produces virtually near perfect Mazis-Chambertin and Charmes-Chambertin in the top vintages. Joseph is undoubtedly one of Burgundy's finest winemakers and his style is rich, powerful and sensual. Yields are low, some stems are used, and the wines are raised in plenty of charred new oak. Joseph has been called many names including eccentric and "enfant terrible," and as a result he shuns the limelight, avoids visitors and recognition. Some of his old vines are over 100 years old. Production numbers are vague.
2004 Domaine Joseph Roty Marsannay Rosé
13.0% alc., $18. Imported by Atherton Wine Imports, San Jose, CA. · Deep apricot in color. Peculiar aromas of lacquer and varnish. Secondary flavors of aging including yellow stone fruits, red berries, tree sap and chemical. Either a bad bottle or heavily Brettinfluenced. Reviewed May 26, 2008 ARTICLE »
1999 Joseph Roty Cuvée Pressonnier Bourgogne
13% alc.. Imported by Atherton Wine Imports, Atherton, CA.. · Light in color and body, this elegant wine smells of fresh sawed wood and mushrooms and tastes of rhubarb and red currents. Muscular tannins still persist on the finish. Reviewed October 14, 2007 ARTICLE »