- Domaine Denis Mortet
- Pinot Noir
- 2015 - 2023
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Goedhuis, August 2016
Arnaud Mortet is fast proving himself to be a star winemaker in Burgundy, and the quality of his domaine is quite clear when you look at the strength of his village cuvées. Gevrey Chambertin is one of the largest villages in the region, and can be a difficult one to navigate. Mortet’s has the sophisticated, concentrated, grown-up fruit of the best examples, enrobed in a smoky toast wisp. Even in a challenging year like 2011 he has achieved a really classy, polished wine of the highest quality.
Goedhuis, December 2012
Spiced black cherry and wild strawberry aromas. This is a finely focused wine with its carefully crafted fruit enhanced with rounded ripe tannins and direct freshness. This wine finishes with lovely long sweet black fruit flavours and is full of generosity.
Burghound, January 2013,
(from a mix of vines up to 50 years of age). The wood influence is slightly more prominent on the red and dark berry fruit nose that sees added breadth in the form of earth and humus notes. There is a very cool and refreshing character to the detailed and solidly complex medium-bodied flavors that exude a fine minerality on the mildly austere, lengthy and balanced finale. Drink 2018+
Jancis Robinson, January 2013,
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.