2019 Domaine Denis Mortet Mes Cinq Terroirs Gevrey Chambertin
Denis Mortet is a winemaker who takes care of his vineyards as if they were his children, he takes great care of his vineyards, and this is certainly reflected in the wines produced by Domaine Denis Mortet. Denis was one of the first to exclude the use of chemical contraceptives in his vineyards, having done so back in 1996. So since 1996, Denis has only used vineyard processing and organic products to protect his vineyards. Arnaud, the son of Charles, takes this one step further: He only harvests naturally, and when the harvest time comes he goes to the vineyards himself to taste and approve different grapes. All in all, these methods of harvesting ensure a high quality of wine.
The vineyards are 80 years old. Three belts are used to sort the grapes in order to properly and efficiently sort the grapes for quality. The Pinot Noir grapes that come from the vineyards of Domaine Denis Mortet are very fleshy and fruity due to the conditions in which they grow and these flavors are certainly reflected in the top wines of Mortet. The wines are aged on this oak for an average of 18 months and are put in steel barrels for 1 month before the wine is bottled.
This Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin Mes Cinq Terroir comes from five stamp parcels/plots around the Gevrey-Chambertin appellation. The Pinot Noir grapes are grown on 30% new oak and the rest on 2nd year oak. It has a lively bouquet, a blend of blue and black fruits that gives it a Fixin-esque personality. This is a beautiful wine with notes of ripe cherries, rose petals and espresso. On the palate, the wine is supple, full-bodied and juicy, with a generous chassis of fine - even polished - tannins, excellent concentration and a long finish. This rendition of Mes Cinq Terroirs is graceful and complete with a disarming purity in the finish.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Winery||Domaine Denis Mortet|
|Drinking as of||2025|
|Tasting Profiles||Earthy, Rustic, Complex, Dry, Fruity, Aged on wood, Mineral, Red fruit, Flexible|
|Drink moments||Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch|