- Domaine Denis Mortet
- Pinot Noir
- 2020 - 2032
- Case size
- Available Now
Goedhuis, December 2017
This is a blend of four premiers crus: Cherbaudes, Petite Chapelle, Bel-Air and Champonnets. That the four crus encircle the block of grands crus helps to explain the huge complexity achieved in this wine. It has silky red berry purity and an astoundingly long, fresh finish. The savoury backbone and fruit sweetness are effortlessly matched by the spice and smoke of 50% new oak.
Neal Martin, December 2017,
The 2016 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru includes the fruit from Champonnet this year, as there was only single barrel, 50% whole bunch with 50% new oak. It has a very perfumed bouquet with violet scents infusing the dark cherry, wild strawberry and boysenberry fruit, blossoming in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannin, beautifully integrated new oak with a poised, tensile and sustained finish that is pure class. Bon vin. Drink 2020-2038
Burghound, January 2018,
A pure, elegant and cool nose reflects notes of red and dark currant, earth and whispers of lavender and violet. There is a lovely inner mouth perfume suffusing the middle weight flavors that possess a polished mouthfeel while delivering fine depth on the focused, balanced, firm and lingering finish. This is a refined Gevrey 1er. Drink: 2024+
Stephen Tanzer, January 2018,
Bright red-ruby. Tangy, primary aromas of cherry stomp and licorice. Fine-grained and velvety on entry, then given punch in the middle palate by strong mineral energy. Very concentrated, tactile wine with superb medicinal reserve and restrained sweetness; the crop level here was just 25 hectoliters per hectare and it shows. Finishes silky and ripely tannic, with sneaky persistence to its black cherry fruit.
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.