2018 Domaine Thierry Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin

Year: 2018
Appellation: Cote de Nuits
Country: France
Vinous Media: 88
Burghound: 88
Wine Enthusiast: 93
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.0%
Price :

"The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Village has a clean, rounded, pastille-like bouquet with vivid red cherry and strawberry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with pliant tannins, moderate acidity, but it feels a little simple towards the finish. Drink over the next 5 to 8 years." (VM)

"Here the more strained aromas resemble those of the Bourgogne but with more earth elements. The lighter weight, supple and delicious flavors are sleek but not particularly dense, all wrapped in a slightly tighter and better-balanced finale. This should age reasonably well on its balance if not necessarily the underlying material." (BH)

"This wine opens with a subtle but smoky note of Morello cherry. The palate continues in this aromatic, beautifully tart vein, letting freshness lift the fruit but also exposing a dense, concentrated core of tannic firmness and concentration. This wine is elegant, vivid and oh so juicy. -Anne Krebiehl MW" (WE)

Winery Notes:
The Domaine was officially created in 1992, when Thierry’s father retired and his estate was divided between his two sons. Thierry studied enology and viticulture in Beaune before joining his parents and brother and working at the Domaine Thierry uses Burgundy barrels from Rousseau et Toutan, one third new each year. Annually, the estate bottles 1,100 cases. Thierry strives for fruit and finesse in his wines. Generally his top wines age well for 10-15 years.

Thierry started in 1992 with a 4 hectare vineyard. It now measure 7 hectares (17.5 acres) and produces 85% red wine and 15% white wine. The vineyards spread over four villages: Gevrey-Chambertin, Chambolle-Musigny, Couchey and Daix (west of Dijon). Thierry Mortet uses classic winemaking techniques: pre-fermentation maceration for 3 or 4 days, total fermentation time of 2 weeks. The grapes are harvested by hand, are sorted and are 100% de-stemmed. The result is expressive, full-bodied, generous, pure wines.

Starting with the 2010 vintage, the Estate is now certified Organic!!