DOMAINE THIERRY MORTET MIXED CASE
We first met Thierry Mortet at one of the early editions of the ‘Grands Jours de Bourgogne’ where the theme of the Gevrey-Chambertin tasting was the two distinct village appellation zones on either side of the mouth of the Combe Lavaux. Tasting at Thierry’s stand was a master class in the subject that is as clear today as it was twenty years ago.
Thierry Mortet took over his half of the family domain, Domaine Charles Mortet et Fils in 1992 with 4 hectares of vines. He now oversees 7.3 hectares (just under 17 acres) of production, 6 ha in red and the rest in white, for an annual production of 30-35000 bottles. When he officially converted his domain to organic agriculture in 2007, he was merely codifying practices that he had already been following for years out of respect for the environment and an understanding of the cultural significance of his work.
Here's a case of luscious Red Burgundy from the Cote de Nuits and the hand of Thierry Mortet. You get something for every occasion. There's the regional appellation Bourgogne from a mythic vineyard close to Dijon from the already famous 2018 vintage. This should keep you happy while you await the 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin 'Vigne Belle' to open a bit more. And then there is the cherry on top (as if you need more black cherry than these Cote de Nuits gems deliver): Thierry's Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru 'Les Beaux Bruns'...in the sublime 2012 vintage. Something to drink now, something to look forward to, and something to turn the heads of your fancy wine friends!
This 12 bottle mixed case of REDS includes 4 bottles of each PLUS Ground Shipping included:
Domaine Thierry Mortet Bourgogne Rouge 'Les Charmes de Daix' 2018
Thierry Mortet produces about 6000 bottles a year of Bourgogne Rouge from six different parcels making up about 2.5 acres. This means there is great diversity in the strains of Pinot and the age of the vines, producing a wine with contour. Deep, dense and brilliant, its smoky spice opens to fresh black cherry sweet fruit with a charcoal edge. Delicious and luscious.
Domaine Thierry Mortet Gevrey Chambertin 'Vigne Belle' 2018
This single vineyard village Gevrey-Chambertin is not called ‘Vigne Belle’ (beautiful vine) for nothing. This vineyard produces one of the finest expressions of Gevrey-Chambertin ‘terroir’ in the AOC zone. The domain produces about 3000 bottles a year of old vine wine that is subtle and complex, suave and voluminous. A gem in Gevrey.
Domaine Thierry Mortet Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru 'Les Beaux Bruns' 2012
‘Les Beaux Bruns’ is a premier cru vineyard on the lower slopes of the eastern part of Chambolle-Musigny, right in the mouth of the Combe de Chambolle. The Domaine Mortet produces about 1200 bottles there a year. This one is slow to age. Buy it for laying down and your patience will be rewarded. ‘Beaux Bruns’ is structure and length, but with great finesse. Suave in its attack, it builds to a powerful finish.