- Domaine Denis Mortet
- Pinot Noir
- 2019 - 2027
- Case size
- Available Now
Goedhuis, December 2017
This has a deep cassis colour and a gorgeously fragrant fruit nose. Sloes, blackcurrants, and sweet cranberries dance around the fine tannins. The 25% new oak is effortlessly integrated with the dark fruits so that the wine shows great typicity of origin and the superb quality distinctive of this cellar.
Burghound, January 2018,
A discreet application of wood sets off an earthy array of red and dark currant scents. The sleek, vibrant and utterly delicious medium weight flavors exhibit good minerality on the balanced, refreshing and lingering finish. This is also very good and a wine that should drink well in its youth if that's your preference. Drink: 2021+
Stephen Tanzer, January 2018,
Bright, dark red. Deep aromas of blackberry and dark cherry are complemented by an element of smoky oak. Plush and fine-grained if quite primary and a bit youthfully medicinal, with its crushed black cherry and menthol flavors given juicy lift by harmonious acidity. This creamy yet vibrant wine finishes with firm but ripe tannins and lovely rising length. Strong juice!
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 most northerly appellation of the Cote d'Or, Marsannay is also the only appellation authorised to produce red, white and rose wine. Only created in 1987, this is an interesting area where quality is improving. Top producers include Bruno Clair, Meo-Camuzet and Denis Mortet.