2010 Domaine Joseph Roty Gevrey-Chambertin Les Champs-Chenys
Domaine Joseph Roty is a 25-acre estate in Gevrey-Chambertin. The Roty family has made wine in the area since the early 18th century, and the estate is now run by Philippe, Joseph’s son, with help from other family members.
The 2010 Gevrey-Chambertin Champs-Chenys is youthful but expressive, opening in the glass with a nose of stewed plums, glossy black cherry, meaty soil tones and a subtle and nicely integrated framing of oak. On the palate, the wine is supple, expansive and quite open-knit, though appropriately deep and resolved at the core, with good acidity and ripe, savory tannins. A very fine village Gevrey that shows its propinquity to Charmes-Chambertin in style and character if not dimension.
Pinot Noir does whatever it wants. It’s one of the more difficult grapes to grow due to its thin skins and susceptibility to disease, but that’s never stopped winemakers across the world. If coming from a cooler climate, like its home land of Burgundy, the acid is racing and balanced, typically, with oak aging. On the contrary, in warmer climates, bright red fruit is the name of the game. All are solid options and we’re continually impressed by new expressions of this world-famous red grape.