Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Fontenys Joseph Roty Information
About the domain
The Joseph Roty domain is a family vineyard of 12 hectares, established for 11 generations on the communes of Gevrey-Chambertin and Marsannay, and today run by Joseph Roty and his son Philippe. It is undoubtedly one of the most famous Burgundy producers, even if any form of communication is refused and it does not appear to be looking for new, and in particular French, customers (85% of its wines are exported). Nevertheless, the rich and sensual style of its wines deserve their good rating in the Parker guide and the critics' regularly appraisal.
About the cuvée
Their Gevrey-Chambertin Fonteny wines are some of the best in the appellation. Concentrated and powerful, with a robust yet supple structure, they can be aged for up to 25 years.
The best vintages for Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Fontenys Joseph Roty :
2005, 1999, 1996, 1985
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Biodynamic : The «biodynamic» designation is used for all estates certified as using biodynamic methods, as verified by one of the two official bodies, Demeter or Biodyvin. All wines produced by biodynamic methods are also certified as organic. This designation applies to recent vintages.
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Evironmentally friendly : The «environmentally friendly» designation refers to estates practising environmentally friendly wine-growing techniques, but that have not opted for certification or who are still in the process of converting to organic agriculture or biodynamics. These estates may have adopted biodynamic principles (non-certified) or simply no longer use chemical products. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Natural : Wines which are produced without any added sulfur (or almost any) and with no other inputs. However, given that there is no official body to issue the natural wine label, it is based on winemakers’ statements. This designation applies to recent vintages.