- The Roty family has been winemakers in Gevery since 1710, now in the hands of the 11th generation - Philippe Roty
- Philippe's father, Joseph, built up the domaine's quality and reputation with his skills and painstaking approach
- In addition, the family has a firm philosophy of using very old vines for their wines; vines are usually 60+ years old and their preference for late picking results in superb concentration
- Roty produces one of the finest range of wines from Marssanay, and the best of all is from Ouzeloy - a classic presentation of ripe and harmonious structure wine with plenty of old-vine substance - certainly worth a try!
Burghound: 89 "Outstanding! I am happy to report that the borderline over the top wood that this displayed from cask has largely, if not completely, integrated and the expressive nose offers up a pretty mix of dark berry fruit aromas while leading to serious and complex medium-bodied flavors that are round, delicious and deliver plenty of old vine intensity, concentration and length. Fine quality here in a slightly oaky style." (Jan 2008)
" Good red-ruby. Sexy aromas of black cherry, bitter chocolate and licorice. Rich, sweet black fruit flavors show very good stuffing and depth. Structured and ageworthy Marsannay, finishing with firm but ripe tannins, subtle sweetness and complex mineral nuances. This will make a great ringer in a tasting of premier cru Gevreys eight or ten from now."(Mar 2008)
Wine Advocate: 88-89
"The 2005 Marsannay En Ouzelois offers a gamey, black-fruited, spicy but at present somewhat reduced nose. A good shaking brought out depths of black cherry and purple plum, marrowy meatiness, black pepper, mineral salts and iodine. This admirably concentrated wine should (like the other best Marsannays here today) be an excellent candidate for 8-10 years of cellaring, but right now it is a bit hard to access or assess. Philippe Roty and his brother have matters well in hand and are on their way to bottling (as always here, unfiltered) a superb collection of 2005s. That said, this won’t even begin happening until late Spring and some wines may not be bottled until year’s end. (Wines followed above by the initials P.R. are from Philippe’s vines and will be labeled with his name.) Prolonged skin contact and gentle but relentless extraction are the practice here, and in 2005 that has made for Pinots of almost shockingly deep color, abundant and firm but fine tannins, and terrific overall intensity."(Apr 2007)