Domaine Denis Mortet

Mes Cinq Terroirs Gevrey-Chambertin Pinot Noir

9.214 ratings
9.24 pro ratings
Gevrey-Chambertin, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

On the nose, sweet, floral, dark cherries, touch of plum, black raspberries, raspberries, red licorice/cola, lovely funk, canopy leaf, perfumed red florals and fine, sexy, chalky minerality. The mouthfeel is beautifully crisp...medium body. The fruits are bright and tantalizing. Strawberries, dark cherries with Rainer cherries blended in, cranberries, pomegranate, plum, black raspberry, raspberries, soft, super fine powdery chalkiness, crushed dry rock powder, light beautiful spice, red florals with a touch of violets, perfect acidity and a well balanced, polished finish. Photos of, the property entrance, Chevrey Chambertin vineyard and Arnaud. History and producer notes...Domaine Denis Mortet was founded by Denis Mortet in the early 1990s. Strangely, he took his own life at the age of 51 in 2006. He started with modest holdings to become a very well respected Winemaker in Burgundy with his 1993 wines. His son Arnaud has now taken over. The estate vines are relatively young at 25 years. The Domaine's 10 hectares encompass 14 different Appellations, including two Grands Crus in Clos-de-Vougeot and Chambertin. All their wines including their village wines see new oak. This wine is a blend of all their Chambertin holdings and fermented in around 30% new oak.

On the nose, sweet, floral, dark cherries, touch of plum, black raspberries, raspberries, red licorice/cola, lovely funk, canopy leaf, perfumed red florals and fine, sexy, chalky minerality. The mouthfeel is beautifully crisp...medium body. The fruits are bright and tantalizing. Strawberries, dark cherries with Rainer cherries blended in, cranberries, pomegranate, plum, black raspberry, raspberries, soft, super fine powdery chalkiness, crushed dry rock powder, light beautiful spice, red florals with a touch of violets, perfect acidity and a well balanced, polished finish. Photos of, the property entrance, Chevrey Chambertin vineyard and Arnaud. History and producer notes...Domaine Denis Mortet was founded by Denis Mortet in the early 1990s. Strangely, he took his own life at the age of 51 in 2006. He started with modest holdings to become a very well respected Winemaker in Burgundy with his 1993 wines. His son Arnaud has now taken over. The estate vines are relatively young at 25 years. The Domaine's 10 hectares encompass 14 different Appellations, including two Grands Crus in Clos-de-Vougeot and Chambertin. All their wines including their village wines see new oak. This wine is a blend of all their Chambertin holdings and fermented in around 30% new oak.

Jul 13th, 2017
Chris MacLean

Lots of oak but so much lovely fruit and vigor. This should be great in 5 years.

Lots of oak but so much lovely fruit and vigor. This should be great in 5 years.

1 person found it helpfulDec 21st, 2016
Pinotman /// Andreas

Coming from another one of MANY, MANY, MANY Burg tastings were the crowd dislikes the wines!!!!! What do they know? There is no instant gratification with these and they are not sweetish NAPA Cabs. This one is really impressive. Tart now but will be awesome in 4-6 years. Denis Mortet is growing on me. There is a lot going on here dried basil, cherry, cranberries and power this wine will turn around and really surprise. Now tart chalky, cranberry underbrush. A good investment for burgundy price levels.

Coming from another one of MANY, MANY, MANY Burg tastings were the crowd dislikes the wines!!!!! What do they know? There is no instant gratification with these and they are not sweetish NAPA Cabs. This one is really impressive. Tart now but will be awesome in 4-6 years. Denis Mortet is growing on me. There is a lot going on here dried basil, cherry, cranberries and power this wine will turn around and really surprise. Now tart chalky, cranberry underbrush. A good investment for burgundy price levels.

1 person found it helpfulDec 17th, 2016
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9.0

Healthy medium red. Musky aromas of black cherry, smoke, mocha and sweet oak. A tightly coiled wine of moderate flesh, this village bottling offers nicely delineated flavors of dark berries, licorice, bitter chocolate and earth complicated by a saline minerality that no doubt comes from the higher-altitude parcels that go into the blend. This very successful village wine should maintain its energy. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, Mar 2017)

Healthy medium red. Musky aromas of black cherry, smoke, mocha and sweet oak. A tightly coiled wine of moderate flesh, this village bottling offers nicely delineated flavors of dark berries, licorice, bitter chocolate and earth complicated by a saline minerality that no doubt comes from the higher-altitude parcels that go into the blend. This very successful village wine should maintain its energy. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, Mar 2017)

Jun 2nd, 2017
Gilbert Van Hassel

Magnum at home. Beautiful very fragrant burgundy with a strong red fruit nose. Very smooth, nice minerality and salty. Made from grapes of his 5 gevrey vineyards. Excellent

Magnum at home. Beautiful very fragrant burgundy with a strong red fruit nose. Very smooth, nice minerality and salty. Made from grapes of his 5 gevrey vineyards. Excellent

May 9th, 2018
Jim McCusker

Good example of a (young) Gevry (good, but somewhat unremarkable). Should go well with the veal course coming up!

Good example of a (young) Gevry (good, but somewhat unremarkable). Should go well with the veal course coming up!

May 7th, 2017
Bill Schallert

In Paris and this was excellent. Delicious.

In Paris and this was excellent. Delicious.

Apr 1st, 2017
Ronnie Sanders

Owner/Importer Vine Street Imports

9.1

Ronnie had this 3 years ago

Ronnie had this 3 years ago

Mar 29th, 2017
David Melnik

David had this 9 months ago

David had this 9 months ago

Jun 28th, 2019
Alec Nedelman

Alec had this a year ago

Alec had this a year ago

Dec 19th, 2018