Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru, Domaine Denis Mortet
- From the ‘Montiotes Basses’ section of Clos Vougeot
- 0.32 ha parcel
- 50+ year old vines
- 50% hand-cut whole cluster
- Indigenous yeast
- Aged 18 months in barrel (70% new)
- Unfined and unfiltered
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Press & Reviews
The 2018 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru, which includes 30% whole bunch, has a well-defined, sous-bois and pressed iris bouquet that blossoms with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins, a seamless texture and an elegant, wonderfully poised finish. Stunning.
On account of the heat of the vintage and the lignification of the stems, Arnaud Mortet used 50% whole clusters on this superb expression of the Grand Cru, from 52-year-old vines just below the Château de la Tour. Framed by 70% new wood, it's a fine, textured, aromatic Pinot Noir with nothing whatsoever out of place, gliding across the palate with a serene wave. The Clos de Vougeot lives up to its appellation with wines like this.
Arnaud tends to pick some village Gevrey on day 1 of the harvest to see how things are going, then does Chambolle and Clos de Vougeot on day 2. One third whole bunch vinification here, and two thirds new wood. Pretty medium deep purple in colour, Arnaud has managed to make a very stylish Clos de Vougeot with some elegance. Ripe purple fruit with a chocolate note behind, balanced and very long.