- Domaine Denis Mortet
- Pinot Noir
- 2017 - 2025
- Case size
- Available Now
Goedhuis, December 2016
Our first wine of the morning and a wonderful way to start. Dense black cherry colour. Full of exuberance and drive, this has sweet dark figgy pudding flavours. Great richness juxtaposed with underlying freshness makes for a compelling wine.
Neal Martin, December 2016,
The 2015 Fixin Village is 100% whole bunch fruit with 20% new oak, this cru going through its malolactic more quickly than others. It has a bright, almost pastille-like bouquet whereby it's damn difficult to detect that stem addition, a sign of very fine winemaking nous. The palate is medium-bodied with tensile tannin, vivid black cherry and cranberry fruit, with fine structure and precision on the finish. This is an elegant Fixin with great mineral expression. Drink Date 2019 - 2029
Burghound, January 2017,
A restrained, even cool yet ripe nose blends notes of purple fruit with those of earth, spice, floral and a hint of the sauvage. There is both good energy and delineation to the medium weight flavors that display ample minerality on the firm, balanced and youthfully austere finish. This is a relatively elegant Fixin villages and is recommended. Drink 2020+. Outstanding Top value.
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.
Fixin is an appellation next door to Gevrey Chambertin in the Côte de Nuits in Burgundy. There are five Fixin Premier Cru vineyards situated in the western side of the commune.