2012 Domaine Denis Mortet Gevrey Chambertin
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale $74.94 (reg. $109.94)
From Domaine Mortet, Gevrey’s “leading light” (Wine Advocate), comes this rock solid 2012 Gevrey Chambertin that represents an unbeatable chance to experience the work of Arnaud Mortet, a true rock-star of the Cote de Nuits. Considered by the Wine Advocate as one of the appellations “most respected young vignerons” Arnaud Mortet has been quietly revolutionizing the family Domaine since 2006 and done what most thought was impossible: outdo his father Denis Mortet. While Mortet’s 1er and grand cru bottlings are predictably in high demand and trade for $500+, his village wines outperform in every vintage thanks to his “meticulous attention to detail from the vineyard onward” (Clive Coates).
Mortet’s Gevrey Chambertin is “simply excellent” according to the Advocate’s Neal Martin with a “finesse on the finish above Village Cru quality.” This is definitely a cut above ordinary village red Burgundy and is a perfect representation of one of the Cote de Nuits’ most storied appellations. The 2012 shows “attractive blackberry and wild strawberry scents that are well defined” (Wine Advocate) with “charming smokey hints...expansive red fruit on the palate” (Jancis Robinson). The best part is the soft tannins and generous profile mean you won’t need to wait 20 years for this Gevrey to show its stuff.
Just in time for the holidays, Mortet’s 2012 Gevrey is over 30% off our regular price, and the lowest in the country. We highly recommend you grab a few bottles today and see why Domaine Mortet continues to be one of Burgundy’s best and brightest vignerons. Cheers!