- Domaine Denis Mortet
- Pinot Noir
- 2026 - 2042
- Case size
Neal Martin, January 2019,
The 2017 Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru includes 30 to 40% whole bunch fruit and matures in 70% new oak. This debuted in 2014. Arnaud Mortet told me that he feels has finally understood this vineyard. It has a compelling, vivacious, mineral-laden bouquet, driven by blackberry and cranberry fruit, one of the "stoniest" bouquets from Mortet this year. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin, quite tensile and coiled up at the moment, yet there is a very long tail on the finish. This is a supremely detailed offering from Mortet and it should age in accomplished style. 2022 - 2045
Burghound, January 2019,
Intensely sauvage and earth-inflected aromas of red currant and spice nuances still manage to retain a certain elegance. There is both good volume and power to the even more mineral-driven larger-scaled flavors that deliver even better depth and persistence on the well-balanced finale. This is not a massively-scaled Mazis but I like the sense of harmony and how well-proportioned it is. Drink 2032+
Wine Advocate, January 2019,
2017 Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru is the fourth vintage of this grand cru that Arnaud Mortet has produced and it's a lovely wine, offering up notes of dark wild berries, orange rind, peonies and spices. On the palate, it's full-bodied, ample and layered, with excellent depth and dimension, framed by fine-grained tannins that assert themselves on the elegantly chalky finish. Mortet manually destemmed a quarter of this cuvée, cutting out the stems and retaining the pedicels.
Decanter, December 2018,
Like the domaine's Bonnes Mares parcel, this 0.25ha block used to belong to Domaine Newman, but has hit even greater heights under the hand of Arnaud Mortet. Beautifully judged, this is the work of a winemaker at the peak of his game, showing subtle (40%) whole-bunch notes with black cherry and blood orange fruit, sinuous tannins and a bright, tangy finish. Drinking Window 2025 - 2032
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.
Mazis-Chambertin is one of the nine Grands Crus in the Gevrey-Chambertin district on the Côte de Nuits, producing red wine from Pinot Noir. It is located on a gentle slope in the north of the Grand Cru area of Gevrey-Chambertin. The vineyard lies on a limestone subsoil, topped with brown, chalky soil. It is sheltered from the winds and hail by the woods of the Montagne de la Combe Grisard to the North West. When young these wines are bursting with strawberry and raspberry flavours, as well as violets and gamey undertones. Mazis-Chambertin is very aromatic, dark in colour and long lasting.