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2018 Arnaud Mortet Gevrey Chambertin ‘Ma Cuvee’


2018 Arnaud Mortet
Gevrey Chambertin ‘Ma Cuvee’

On Sale: $84.94 (was: $99.94)*

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Arnaud Mortet might just have the hardest job in Burgundy, namely filling the shoes of his father, the late Denis Mortet. His work at Domaine Denis Mortet over the past decade plus has earned him a reputation as “one of the most respected young vignerons not only in Gevrey, but in the Côte de Nuits” (Wine Advocate), and his newest venture has finally allowed him to stretch his wings a bit.

The new eponymous label is based on a 4ha domaine in Gevrey purchased from a retiring neighbor, and he has worked tirelessly to bring these new sites up to the standards of the family domaine. The ‘Ma Cuvee’ is the signature village offering from these new plots in Gevrey, though the vines themselves are 40+ years old, and it is a decidedly fresh, mineral driven expression that “feels very complete and harmonious” (Vinous).

Arnaud Mortet has used his new label as an opportunity to explore some new stylistic ground, although everything is done by the same team and at the same winery as Domaine Denis Mortet. Much of the new domaine is an extension of the work he has done at the family winery since his father passed away in 2006; reducing extraction, moderating new oak, all while maintaining the noteworthy texture and refinement his father was known for. Per the Wine Advocate, Mortet “has produced a terrific 2018 vintage at both” the domaines, and this third vintage for the new label is showing just how talented a winemaker Mortet really is.

91-93 points, Vinous: "The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Village comes from four hectares of old vines worked by Arnaud Mortet himself. It has a crisp, focused bouquet, quite mineral-driven, with so much freshness. The very well-defined palate features pure red and black fruit tinged with brown spice. Silky-smooth on the finish, this feels very complete and harmonious. Superb." - Neal Martin

*Offer publication date February 22, 2022. Pricing and availability subject to change.