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Marsannay Les Longeroies 2009, Domaine Mortet

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One of Burgundy’s great names although it was only established in the early 1990s. The fruit is always extremely ripe, and the wines produced as if they were Grand Crus. The style lends itself to early drinking with intense, sumptuous fruit however if you have the patience and are able to resist, age beautifully.
Type:
Vintage:
2009
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100% Pinot Noir
Style:
N/A
ABV:
13%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Côte de Nuits
Sub Sub Region:
Marsannay
Body:
Elegant, refined and supple
Drinking Window:
Drink now through to 2020
Closure Type:
Cork
£58.00
 

Domaine Denis Mortet

Charles Mortet set up his estate in 1956 with a single hectare of vines. True to the tradition in Burgundy, he sold most of his production to merchant houses. In 1978 Denis joined his father, along with his wife Laurence. They were respectively 22 and 20 years old at the time. As Laurence’s family were farmers, she quickly took to working in the vineyard to her great satisfaction. Little by little, Denis developed bottled wine sales. He succeeded his father in 1993 and created Domaine Denis Mortet. At the time it represented some 4.5 hectares within the districts of Gevrey-Chambertin, Chambolle-Musigny and Vougeot – but this was just the start to the establishment’s vineyard. In 1993 the company acquired the parcels of the Premier Cru Lavaux Saint-Jacques in Gevrey-Chambertin, as well as vineyard plots in Motrot, in Vellé, in Champs, and La Côte des Longeroies in Marsannay. In 1997 it purchased the district area, La Combe du Dessus. This was followed in 1999 by the acquisition of the vineyard of Chambertin Grand Cru. And of Premier Cru parcels and the Derée locality in 2000. At present, the estate comprises 11.2 hectares. In 2000 Denis’ son, Arnaud entered the company. He and his mother have been in charge since 2005.

Tasting Notes

This wine is full of flavour! Ripe berry fruit and liqueur-like flavours supported by a frame of tannin that feels expansive and textural, followed by a rich and mildly rustic finish.

Food Matches

Enjoy with beef goulash with dumplings.