- Domaine Denis Mortet
- Clos de Vougeot
- Pinot Noir
- 2019 - 2029
- Case size
- Available Now
Goedhuis, December 2015
Wonderfully perfumed aromas of lavender and freshly picked mint. In the black fruit palate natural brooding power balances the beutifully scented flavours. Armand likened this wine to the sophisticated man in the suit who goes to the gym, complex but powerful!
Neal Martin, December 2015,
The 2014 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru is matured in 80% new oak. It has a crisp, stony, introverted bouquet despite rigorous coaxing. The palate is broody at first but there is commendable concentration here. The tannin feel a little thicker than other crus in 2014, quite dense in the mouth, although I would have liked a little more delineation right on the finish. Let's see how it performs once in bottle. Drink 2018-2032
Burghound, January 2017,
The subtly oaked and markedly earthy nose is brooding if highly complex with its range of red pinot, dark berries, forest floor and tea-like nuances. There is excellent richness and mid-palate concentration to the powerful and mouth coating big-bodied flavors that deliver fine length on the balanced finish that is less austere than usual. This is first-rate and a wine that will also age for years yet my sense is that it will be approachable after only 7 to 8.
Burghound, January 2016,
Like the 5 Terroirs, the subtly oaked nose is brooding if highly complex with its range of red pinot, dark berries, forest floor and tea-like nuances. There is excellent richness and mid-palate concentration to the powerful and mouth coating big-bodied flavors that deliver fine length on the balanced finish that is less austere than usual. Drink 2026+
Sarah Marsh, December 2015,
It is an elegant Clos de Vougeot; Yes it is a big wine, but gorgeous succulence of fruit; really delicious fruit around the big frame. It is rounded out made more pleasing and approachable with this fruit; velvety tannins; a crushed red velvet depth to the texture and the finish is rather more refined.
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.
Clos de Vougeot
Clos de Vougeot is a Grand Cru appellation situated in the heart of the Cote de Nuits producing only red wines from the Pinot Noir grape. The vines are enclosed within a single walled vineyard built by monks in the 12th and 14th Centuries. With 47.54 hectares under vine Clos de Vougeot is the largest Grand Cru vineyard in the Cote d'Or.