- Domaine Denis Mortet
- Pinot Noir
- 2015 - 2023
- Case size
Goedhuis, December 2011
Brilliant purple colour, this has sweet raspberry fruit aromas. This is well structured with good breadth of fruit and gentle intensity and a firm crisp fruit finish.
Burghound, January 2013,
(from a mix of vines up to 50 years of age). Here the fresh nose is moderately deeply pitched with humus, earth and underbrush notes adding breadth to the cool dark berry fruit aromas. There is fine volume and precision to the textured medium-bodied flavors that are quite tightly wound on the linear finish. Drink 2017+
Burghound, January 2012,
Here the equally fresh nose is somewhat more deeply pitched with humus, earth and underbrush notes adding breadth to the cool dark berry fruit aromas. There is fine volume and precision to the medium-bodied flavors that are quite tightly wound on the linear finish. Drink: 2017+.NOtes: from a mix of vines up to 50 years of age.
Jancis Robinson, January 2012,
Pale ruby. Lots of bright fruit with a dry but quite appetising bitter cherry finish. Very bright and rewarding. Drink 2016-2024
Jancis Robinson, January 2012,
Aromatic, pure, lightly spiced. Good depth, light chew but with the fruit to fill the structure. Very moreish and lively. (JH) Drink 2015-2026
Domaine Denis Mortet
For many years, Dénis Mortet worked passionately to create one of the most sought after domaines in Burgundy. He learned about winemaking while working with his father Charles, a cousin of Charles Rousseau. From the early 1990s he built his vineyard area to almost 10 hectares dispersed throughout Gevrey Chambertin, Chambolle Musigny, Vougeot, Fixin and Marsannay. His exceptional determination and self-criticism drove him in pursuit of the holy grail of Gevrey Chambertin. Year-in and year-out, he aimed for higher and higher ideals believing that there was always better, always purer. Sadly, he has not lived to see his results. After his tragic death in 2006 at the age of just 51, his son, Arnaud, took over vineyard management and winemaking. Since then, this domaine has been soaring to ever-greater heights. In Dénis’s era the wines had been admired for their opulence, but in the past decade Arnaud has redefined the Mortet style as one that ascends towards a pinnacle of finesse and elegance. The dextrous handling of each parcel means the Fixin and Marsannay are as interesting talking points as the Lavaux St Jacques and Clos de Vougeot. The domaine has forged a reputation for organic viticulture par excellence, and the dedicated work in the vineyards is abundantly clear in the cellar. Arnaud has an astonishing gift for managing whole bunch fruit and matching new oak to his pure, crystalline wines.
The greatest village in terms of notable grand cru vineyards, Gevrey Chambertin has no less than 9 of them including its most famous Chambertin and Chambertin Clos de Bèze, and includes a premier cru vineyard that many people deem grand cru in quality - Clos St. Jacques. It encompasses approximately 400 hectares under vine also making it the largest top quality vineyard area in the Côte de Nuits. Gevrey-Chambertin has many followers who seek out its deeply coloured, robust and textured wines. They are often firmer than the neighbouring appellations of Chambolle Musigny and Vosne Romanée and can take several years to soften once released. Due to its size and reputation, the list of excellent producers is noteworthy and many are worth seeking out.