- Domaine Denis Mortet
- Pinot Noir
- 2022 - 2038
- Case size
Goedhuis, December 2014
A very rounded and complete wine. This has an excellent drive of freshness that one expects from this vineyard, positioned on the higher slopes of the appellation, but is also layered, with a hugely complex melange of wild fruit flavours. Very long and very sophisticated.
Neal Martin, December 2014,
Matured entirely in new oak, the 2013 Chambertin Grand Cru has a beguiling, elegant bouquet that is beautifully defined with superb mineralité coming through with aeration. Nothing flamboyant, nothing overstated here. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, fine acidity, very harmonious, with a svelte texture and it positively glides toward the pure sorbet-like finish. The small number of owners will be glad they have some of this nectar - for me, one of the wines of the vintage. Drink: 2020 - 2045
Burghound, January 2016,
A cool, pure and wonderfully elegant nose displays notes of airy red and black pinot fruit, humus, smoked meat, spice and a pretty floral nuance, all of which is trimmed in enough wood to notice. Here too there is good richness to the strikingly intense, powerful and serious big-bodied flavors that are constructed on a firm base of minerality while being shaped by ripe tannins on the driving, balanced and beautifully persistent finish where the wood telegraphed by the nose reappears. A classic Chambertin of power and grace.
Burghound, January 2015,
(from a single .15 ha parcel of 50+ year old vines located near the southern end of the appellation; 100% new wood). A cool, pure and wonderfully elegant nose displays notes of airy red and black pinot fruit, humus, smoked meat, spice and a pretty floral nuance. Here too there is good richness to the strikingly intense, powerful and serious big-bodied flavors that are constructed on a firm base of minerality while being shaped by ripe tannins on the driving, balanced and beautifully persistent finish. A classic Chambertin of power and grace. Drink 2028+
Sarah Marsh, November 2014,
A discreet on the aroma. Very silky, fine and fluid; subtle and understated. It has a seamless quality. Beautifully woven. It is threaded with light and contrasting dark minerals. What a fabulous finish. A beautiful wine and a highlight of the vintage for me. Score 20. From 2025
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.
Gevrey Chambertin lies well to the north of the Cote de Nuits. It has no less than 9 grand cru vineyards and the most famous of these is Chambertin. Often considered the greatest of all red Burgundies for its complexity, power and intensity, Chambertin's fine wines are unsurprisingly rare and are priced accordingly. They also need years to develop to their full potential, but are undoubtedly worth the wait.