DOMAINE ARNAUD MORTET
BURGUNDY | FRANCE
The winemaker is Arnaud Mortet himself, best known for his work at his family domaine Domaine Denis Mortet based in Gevrey Chambertin. Domaine Denis Mortet is a cult domaine that quickly rose in status after Arnaud father's Denis took over in 1978 at the age of 22 with his wife and Arnaud's mother, Lawrence. However he tragically died in 2006 and Arnaud took up the full mantle of chief winemaker since.
The family has plots in Chambertin, Clos de Vougeot, 1er Cru Les Champeaux, 1er Cru Lavaux St Jacques and noted village wine Gevrey Chambertin 'Mes Cinq Terroirs', amongst others.
There is a definitely difference if you were to strictly compare the wines from Domaine Denis Mortet and Domaine Arnaud Mortet. Given that the parcels have only been recently acquired, it will need at least 2-3 years to get achieve the desired domaine style, according to Arnaud Mortet himself. It is also one that I look forward to try again and again at least 3 vintages on and more although the first vintage of 2016 under Arnaud is already proving to be immensely pleasurable and enjoyable.