Dom. Denis Mortet, Lavaux Saint Jacques Premier Cru, 2015
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Single bottle of Red wine Dom. Denis Mortet, Lavaux Saint Jacques Premier Cru, Gevrey Chambertin, 2015 100% Pinot Noir

Dom. Denis Mortet
Lavaux Saint Jacques Premier Cru
Gevrey Chambertin

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The producer

Acknowledged as one of the finest winemakers on the Cote d’Or, Arnaud Mortet assumed the enormous mantle developed by his father Denis who died in 2006 at the early age of 51. Denis Mortet had been making outstanding wines since the mid-1990s through vineyard management and winemaking inspired by Henri Jayer and Leroy. Their holdings are mainly in Gevrey with wonderful (though expensive) Chambertin Grand Cru and Bonnes Mares but also an excellent Lavaux-Saint-Jacques and some evolving stars in their Les Champeaux. They are also well represented in Chambolle, Vosne and Vougeot.

Arnaud commenced at the estate in 1999 and continued, even accelerated hid his father’s work in fine tuning the winemaking by reducing extraction by gentler maceration and the level of new oak to take the wines to an even greater level of intensity combined with elegance and finesse. Work in the vineyards has returned to sustainable practices including ploughing by horse and elimination of any machinery.

The results are wines of seductive fragrance and texture - from simple Bourgogne through to the exemplary Chambertin - result from impeccable work in the vineyards and very low yields combined with ever-inquiring winemaking. The estate Denis Mortet is acclaimed by critics and fellow winemakers alike.

The wine

Mortet is one of the largest owners in Lavaux Saint-Jacques with 1.16 hectares of 60 plus year old south-facing vines. The vineyard is one of the cooler Gevrey sites due to it being nestled towards the Combe de Lavaux and thus the fresh air draining into the valley at night. The fermentation includes varying degrees of whole cluster fruit, although often around 50%, and is followed by ageing for around 18 months in oak barrel, 70% of which are new. Always a finely structured and elegant wine, Lavaux-St-Jacques is fresher and more elegant than Mortet’s Champeaux premier cru.

Type: Red
Vintage: 2015
Country: France
Region: Burgundy - Cote de Nuits
Sub region: Gevrey Chambertin
Grape: 100% Pinot Noir
Style: Savory and Classic
Sweetness: Dry
ABV: 13.5%
Drinking window: 2023 - 2050
Size: 750ml
Food match: Duck, Goose and Game Birds

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