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Domaine Denis Mortet Gevrey Chambertin Cinq Terroirs 2016

Rating

CWA

RP

WS97

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W&S

JH

Price: $95.00

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 97 Points
“Sexy herbs, spices, flowers and a superb purity of playful red fruits on the nose. Deliciously dry and full-bodied with round tannins, all in sensational balance with startlingly bright pomegranate, cranberry and ripe dark berries intermingled. A long, intense cherry pie finish that goes on for minutes. A perfect crossover style for both Burgundy and Kistler-esque California Pinot lovers.”  - California Wine Advisors

BACKGROUND
Domaine Denis Mortet in Burgundy was founded by Denis Mortet in the early 1990s. He died at the age of 51, but in his brief, but highly acclaimed passage from the winemaking scene, he rose to become a colossal figure in Burgundy, fashioning wines from relatively modest vineyard holdings which punch far above their weight. He rose to fame with an exceptional range of wines from the 1993 vintage. He believed with a deep passion that the work in the vineyard was everything. But there was an essential contradiction to his work: he yearned to make wines of finesse and style, but everything he did in the vineyard and cellar tended towards sumptuous wines of almost unparalleled weight and opulence, which achieved cult status and a devoted following. But the harder he drove himself, the further from his stated aim he went. Only now, under son Arnaud and the watchful eye of his mother Laurence, are the wines achieving the minerality and elegance (and seemingly without sacrificing weight) that Denis sought. At the domaine everything starts in the vineyard, where every measure is taken to produce the finest, ripest fruit possible, creating a style of wine which, as Denis used to say is "a pleasure to drink young or old." This is an estate of young vines - 25 years old - and where village wines are tended as if they were a Grand Cru; thus all the reds see 100% new oak. Denis Mortet's immaculate vineyards are the key and no stone is left unturned in the pursuit of excellence.
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Kevin Bacons

*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 97 Points
“Sexy herbs, spices, flowers and a superb purity of playful red fruits on the nose. Deliciously dry and full-bodied with round tannins, all in sensational balance with startlingly bright pomegranate, cranberry and ripe dark berries intermingled. A long, intense cherry pie finish that goes on for minutes. A perfect crossover style for both Burgundy and Kistler-esque California Pinot lovers.”  - California Wine Advisors

BACKGROUND
Domaine Denis Mortet in Burgundy was founded by Denis Mortet in the early 1990s. He died at the age of 51, but in his brief, but highly acclaimed passage from the winemaking scene, he rose to become a colossal figure in Burgundy, fashioning wines from relatively modest vineyard holdings which punch far above their weight. He rose to fame with an exceptional range of wines from the 1993 vintage. He believed with a deep passion that the work in the vineyard was everything. But there was an essential contradiction to his work: he yearned to make wines of finesse and style, but everything he did in the vineyard and cellar tended towards sumptuous wines of almost unparalleled weight and opulence, which achieved cult status and a devoted following. But the harder he drove himself, the further from his stated aim he went. Only now, under son Arnaud and the watchful eye of his mother Laurence, are the wines achieving the minerality and elegance (and seemingly without sacrificing weight) that Denis sought. At the domaine everything starts in the vineyard, where every measure is taken to produce the finest, ripest fruit possible, creating a style of wine which, as Denis used to say is "a pleasure to drink young or old." This is an estate of young vines - 25 years old - and where village wines are tended as if they were a Grand Cru; thus all the reds see 100% new oak. Denis Mortet's immaculate vineyards are the key and no stone is left unturned in the pursuit of excellence.

Winery Domaine Denis Mortet

Vineyard Designate

AVA Gevrey-Chambertin

Region Burgundy