Domaine Joseph Roty Gevrey Chambertin les Fontenys 2012

Domaine Joseph Roty Gevrey Chambertin les Fontenys 2012


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Domaine Joseph Roty has long been considered one of the top producers in all of Burgundy. The Grand Cru, Premier Cru and village level wines from Gevrey are always intensely concentrated, wonderfully complex and very long-lived. Joseph's son Philippe now manages daily operations at the domaine and it is clear that the tradition of excellence will continue. The wines from Gevrey are excellent values. Philippe's style is more evident in these wines as they are still very concentrated and complex, but tend to be more approachable in their youth.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation Cote de Nuits
Brand Domaine Joseph Roty
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Wine AdvocateThe 2012 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Fonteny, which sees around 60% new wood, is robed in a deep ruby color. The new oak is dominating the aromatics at present, which makes it difficult discerning the fruit or the terroir. The palate is medium-bodied with good extraction on the entry. This has an attractive supple texture, quite spicy at first then segueing into a lovely fig-tinged finish. That new oak is a little oppressive but I suspect it will meld into the fabric of this wine with 5-6 years bottle age.

Neal Martin, December 2013