2015 Domaine Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "Les Champeaux" (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1290330 94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2015 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Champeaux is a blend of four different parcels in the four corners of the vineyard. The vines are between 60 and 100 years old, and suffered a lot of millerandage, therefore Arnaud used 50% whole bunch with 50% new oak during the élevage. It has another extraordinarily pure bouquet with hints of blue fruit tincturing the ebulliant and vibrant red fruit, a floral not emerging with a few swirls of the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, impressive weight and structure, offering a subtle oyster shell note towards the finish that gently fans out. Wonderful from start to finish. (NM)  (12/2016)

94 points Vinous

 Dark red with ruby tones. Superripe yet pungent aromas of crushed cherry, spices and minerals; hints at exotic fruits but there's nothing cooked or tired here. Then silky, highly concentrated and creamy-sweet in the mouth, with surprising acidity giving its fruit a rare sappiness for 2015. Most spectacular today on the explosive, building finish, which saturates the palate with fresh cherry, raspberry and rose petal perfume. This wine made me shiver with its intensity, but Arnaud Mortet believes it's starting to shut down in the bottle. A remarkable Gevrey premier cru from vines that are now between 70 and 100 years of age. (ST)  (1/2018)

92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 (from 4 separate parcels that total .41 ha; 50% whole cluster). A background application of wood easily allows the notably floral-suffused nose of plum, cherry and earth aromas to shine. The elegant, pure and impressively refined medium weight flavors exhibit a bit more minerality on the balanced, firm and mouth coating finale. This is fine enough to be enjoyed young but has the structure and underlying material to reward extended cellaring if that’s your preference. 2025+  (1/2018)

Share |
Price: $179.99
Add To Waiting List

Real Time Inventory by location:

The item you have chosen is not in stock in our retail stores or within our main warehouse.

Product turnaround time varies by location of inventory and your chosen method of shipping/pickup. For a detailed explanation click here.

Additional Information:


Pinot Noir

- One of France's most legendary grapes and the grape that earned Burgundy its reputation. The parent of varietals like Pinot Gris/Grigio and Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir is blue to violet to indigo in color with relatively thin skins, and it is said to have been cultivated in France for more than 2,000 years. At its best, Pinot Noir creates elegant wines that are filled with primary red fruit aromas and flavors while young, revealing with an array of secondary characteristics like earth, smoke, violet, truffle and game with age. The varietal is also known, perhaps better than any, for its ability to translate terroir, or a sense of place. While the best Pinot Noir still comes from Burgundy, it is being produced with increasing success in cooler climates around the world. In France, it is part of the trifecta of grapes that can go into Champagne, and it is also grown in Alsace, Irancy, Jura, Savoie, Lorraine and Sancerre. Outside of France it is produced under the names Pinot Nero and Blauburgunder in Italy's mountainous regions, as Spätburgunder in Germany and as Blauburgunder in Austria. In the US, Pinot Noir has found suitable growing conditions in the cooler parts of California, including Carneros, the Russian River Valley, the Anderson Valley, the Sonoma Coast, Monterey County, the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Barbara County, as well as in Oregon's Willamette Valley. In recent years, New Zealand has demonstrated its ability to interpret this hard-to-grow varietal, with successful bottlings coming from careful and attentive growers in Central Otago, Martinborough and Canterbury. Chile is also an up-and-coming region for Pinot Noir, creating fresh, fruit-forward, early-drinking and affordable Pinots from the coastal Casablanca Valley and the Limari Valley.


- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.


- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
Specific Appellation:

Gevrey Chambertin

- For many wine aficionados, Gevrey Chambertin is the northernmost end of the true Côte d'Or. The largest of all of the communes, it has 9 Grands Crus (Chambertin, Chambertin Clos de Bèze, Chapelle Chambertin, Charmes Chambertin, Griotte Chambertin, Latricieres Chambertin, Mazy Chambertin, Mazoyeres Chambertin and Ruchottes Chambertin). The best Premier Cru wines come form the vineyards nestled along a hill to the west of the village. The Grands Crus are planted in compacted limestone, while the soils in the rest of the village vary as to their clay content. If we are to characterize broadly, the wines are powerful, muscular and need time in the bottle to develop.