Gevrey-Chambertin 1er 'Les Champeaux', Domaine Denis Mortet
- From the northern section of Gevrey – a top site that’s on the same slope as Clos St. Jacques, Lavaux St. Jacques and Cazatiers
- East facing, with the limestone mother rock very close to the surface
- 0.45 ha parcel
- 70-80 year old vines
- 40% hand-cut whole cluster
- Indigenous yeast
- Aged 18 months in barrel (60% new)
- Unfined and unfiltered
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Press & Reviews
The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Les Champeaux 1er Cru comes from 70- to 80-year-old vines in the four corners of the vineyard, matured with 25–30% whole bunches and 60% new oak. It has a classy, beautifully defined bouquet that features crystalline red berry fruit and superb mineralité, the stem addition seamlessly integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with filigreed tannins and silky in texture. Pure and elegant, with a very sustained finish. Stunning.
Caviar' is how Arnaud Mortet describes the grapes from this old-vine cuvée, sourced from four parcels close to Brochon on the northern side of Gevrey-Chambertin. Floral, elegant and very enticing, even at this very young stage, it has layer upon layer of spices and red berry fruit framed by 50% new wood. The finish shimmers on the palate, sustained by tangy acidity.
4 different plots, all old vines between 60 to 80 years, worked by hand and by horse. The two bigger plots are each in their own clos with 20cm earth while the two smaller plots are lower down with a touch more soil. Wood reduction, will be racked soon, nothing has been so far. Bottle April. A very elegant wine beneath, with a good thread of acidity balancing the ripe dark fruit. Very extensive finish. Lovely.