The Roty family, now in its 11th generation, was among the first to release their wines only once bottled, rather than while still in barrel – a move which many in the region are now adopting.
Based in the heart of Gevrey-Chambertin, everything about this domaine is understated. The wines range from regional Bourgogne, via Marsannay, to some of the great Gevrey grands crus.
The current incumbent is Pierre-Jean Roty, great-grandson of Charles Roty, who began domaine bottling, and son of Joseph Roty, who really set the domaine on its current course.
Joseph died in 2008 and was succeeded by his elder son Philippe, who had worked alongside him for several years. Tragically, Philippe died in 2015, aged 46, following which the mantle passed to his younger brother, Pierre-Jean.
Until the 2014 vintage, some wines had been bottled as Domaine Joseph Roty and others as Domaine Philippe Roty. All are now labelled Domaine Joseph Roty.