Grapelive: Wine of the Day May 23, 2017

2014 Domaine Joseph Roty, Gevrey-Chambertin, Red Burgundy, France.
The Roty 2014 Gevrey is a highly attractive and earthy seductive Pinot Noir with vitality an vigor in a medium bodied wine that has deep fruit layers along with particularly interesting detail and natural finesse. This dark ruby hued Burgundy has plenty to like and admire with loads of character and flavors, starting with a nose that mixes dried flowers, iron/mineral notes and spicy red fruits that leads to a rich palate of black cherry, plum/currant and marionberry fruits with loamy/earth/leather, allspice, meaty elements and mure. This wine is finely balanced and lengthy with a youthful rawness that should gain in class and elegance with time in the bottle, this Roty has a solid structure with firm/dusty grained tannins and fresh acidity that are matched with impressive depth of fruit, though it can be enjoyed even now, patience will be rewarded in my opinion. Those looking for a great example of old school, old world Burgundy charm at a modest price, considering the rise of costs of well crafted wine from this region that has been hard hit by hail and tiny crops in recent years, this is a producer, imported by Atherton Wine Imports (on west coast) is one to search out, along with Drouhin-Laroze and Frederic Esmonin. This Cote de Nuits red gives Burgundy fans their terroir fix with vivid clarity and in a certain style, I imagine this would be cherished by those that prefer less polished wines or authentic wines and the Francophile! This Domaine Joseph Roty 2014 Gevrey-Chambertin AC Bourgogne Rouge will be best from 2020 to 2030, and be sure to check out the less expensive Roty Marsannay Rouge and the more powerful single Cru bottlings!
($68 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive