Arnaud Mortet took over his father’s successful domaine ten years ago and continues to surprise and excite year on year as the quality soars.  His recent tweaks include using less new oak for ageing and more whole bunches in the fermenters, leading to wines of greater intrigue and exquisite balance.

“It is not a question of whether Arnaud Mortet’s 2015 Burgundies kicked arse…but how much. I was totally blown away by these wines that represent the best ever from the domaine.”
~ Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate

Across the board these wines have incredible depth and complexity.  As Arnaud’s knowledge and confidence of his plots grow, so does his ability to edge out each wine’s charisma and personality.  These 2015’s are ripe and supple with incredible power coupled with freshness.

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2015 Denis Mortet Bourgogne Rouge  ~ SOLD OUT

The fruit for this wine comes from the plateau at Daix, near Marsannay. The vines here sit at 400 metres bringing freshness and purity and yet the low yields bring remarkable depth and age-worthiness for a wine of this appellation.

“The 2015 Bourgogne Pinot Noir was completely de-stemmed and includes  20% new oak, the fruit picked on 11 September since the vineyard is a little colder than others. The palate is very pure with crisp acidity, supremely well focused with a nimble, tensile finish with crisp red cherries and blueberry fruit. Superb.”
~ Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate #228

2015 Denis Mortet Marsannay Les Longeroies ~ SOLD OUT

Les Longeroies is a star climat of the appellation and has been earmarked for promotion to a 1er Cru, a logic echoed by Jasper Morris MW in his excellent tome ‘Inside Burgundy’. Longeroies faces south and the Mortet parcel sits mid-slope.

 “The 2015 Marsannay les Longeroies was completely de-stemmed and matured in 20% new oak. It offers darker fruit than the Fixin, perhaps more introspective at the moment with touches of dried herbs and tobacco infusing the fruit. The palate is well balanced with sappy black fruit and fine salinity. There is plenty of energy conveyed by this Marsannay with wonderful precision and freshness on the finish. Wonderful.”
~ Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate #228

2015 Denis Mortet Fixin Vieilles Vignes  ~ SOLD OUT

The domaine has recently purchased a parcel of old vines (60-70 years old) in the southern part of Fixin, on the border with Gevrey. From 2013, this parcel has been blended with Mortet’s existing 0.32 hectare single parcel in Les Champs Pennebaut, a terroir located midway up the hill on the Marsannay side of the village. Both sites have the classic clay/limestone soils of the Côte d’Or (the upper portion of Champs Pennebaut is rockier while the lower part has deeper clay; Mortet has vines in both areas).

“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.”
~ Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate #228

2015 Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin Mes Cinq Terroirs ~ SOLD OUT

This is Mortet’s ‘super Gevrey’ from an outstanding clutch of five terroirs (the ‘Cinq’ in the name): En Motrot, situated between the church and Château de Gevrey-Chambertin, close to Clos Saint-Jacques; Au Vellé, very close by, under Petits Cazetiers; La Combe du Dessus situated at the top of the Brochon slope, just northeast of Gevrey itself; En Champs directly below Gevrey’s Champeaux 1er Cru (the vines here are over 70 years old) and En Dérée, below En Champs on the Brochon border.

“The 2015 Gevrey-Chambertin Mes Cinq Terroir comes from five parcels from around the appellation and it includes 30% whole bunch and 30% new oak. It has a vibrant bouquet, a melange of blue and black fruit that lends it a Fixin-like personality. The palate is medium-bodied with tensile tannin that are filigree. This has a silky texture, perfectly judged acidity and disarming purity on the finish. This is premier cru quality—period.”
~ Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate #228

2015 Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru ~ Offer $327

Arnaud’s Gevrey 1er Cru comes from four brilliantly situated vineyards, each of which are too small to bottle separately. All of these parcels border Grand Cru sites and have an average vine age of 60 years.

“The 2015 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru includes 40% whole bunch and matured in 50% new oak, originating from the usual three vineyards: Petit Chapelle, Gerbaudes and Bel-Air. Apparently the berries here were particularly small. It has an understated bouquet at first, but it rapidly unfurls with pure dark cherries, crushed strawberry and rose petal aromas, an underlying mineralité surfacing with a few swirls of the glass. The palate is supremely well balanced with a killer line of acidity that slices through the layers of pure and compelling red cherry and strawberry fruit. There is outstanding mineral tension on the finish. Brilliant.”
~ Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate #228

 

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