Rare Burgundy Producers

13 Nov Rare Burgundy Producers

We have two of Burgundy’s best on sale, including Denis Mortet, a domaine which has JUST 27 acres including vineyards in the prized villages of Gevrey Chambertin and Chambolle Musigny. Quantities limited; all orders subject to confirmation.

Denis Mortet

2013 Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin “Mes Cinq Terroirs”
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Healthy deep red. Alluring violet lift to the armas of blackberry, cassis and licorice. Rich, sappy and nicely balanced, delivering noteworthy breadth and a creamy, elegant mid-palate texture for a village wine. Finishes broad, saline and long, with a hint of leather. This wine replaces the Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes from past years. The very ripe fruit from En Champs brought the creaminess in 2013, says Mortet.
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2013 Denis Mortet Marsannay “Les Longerois”
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The 2013 Marsannay les Longerois, a blend of two parcels, only finished its malolactic in middle of September and sees 20% new wood. It has a generous, mint and violet-scented bouquet with fine definition. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, mint-fresh blueberry and blackberry notes leading to a svelte, linear finish. This comes recommended – exactly what a Marsanny should be.
The Wine Advocate

2013 Denis Mortet Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Champeaux
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From four parcels located in the four corners of the vineyard and matured in 50% new oak, the 2013 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Champeaux was showing just a touch of reduction on the nose when I tasted it. The palate is medium-bodied with fresh red cherry and raspberry notes. There is good structure here: solid tannins that impart a sense of density, verging on opacity toward the finish. It will need 4-6 years in bottle before it reaches its drinking plateau, but it will be worth the wait.
91-93 Points, The Wine Advocate

2013 Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St. Jacques
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Bright, deep red with ruby tones. Reticent but wild aromas of black raspberry, licorice and flowers. Plush, savory and youthfully restrained, offering a wonderfully suave grain to its purple fruit flavors. Very elegant for this cru. Finishes quite long, with enlivening acidity and serious but even tannins. Incidentally, Mortet told me that although the 2013s “don’t have enormous material,” the color was easy to extract due to the high level of acidity.
92-94 Points, Vinous Media

2013 Denis Mortet Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Beaux Bruns
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Healthy deep red. Aromas of candied blackberry and bitter chocolate call to mind a wine from Saint-Emilion! Supple, very ripe and dry; more open-knit in the middle palate than the Gevrey premier crus. Finishes with broad, serious, slightly dry tannins and a note of chocolate. Mortet did a very gentle extraction here as the crop level was generous for the vintage.
90-92 Points, Vinous Media

Patrick Piuze Chablis

“One of the region’s most active and dynamic micro-negociants…all worth hunting down.”
The Wine Advocate

Village

2014 Patrick Piuze Chablis Terroir de Chichee
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Pale yellow-green. Lively aromas of lime zest, mint and fresh herbs. Juicy and fairly intense; on the lean side but not hard. With its dry-edged finish and good cut, this should make a food-flexible wine for early drinking.
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2014 Patrick Piuze Chablis la Grand Vallee
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The maiden 2014 Chablis La Grande Vallée, which Patrick described as the “forgotten Premier Cru” since it was ascribed “Tête de Cuvée” by monks, has a fragrant, slightly peachy, floral bouquet with plenty of fruit. The palate is rounded with white peach, bitter lemon and orange zest, extremely generous at the moment with an irresistible Mirabelle-tinged finish. Gorgeous!
92 Points, The Wine Advocate

Premiere Cru

2014 Patrick Piuze Chablis “Montee de Tonnerre” 1er Cru
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The 2014 Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre has a stony, cold flint, austere bouquet, the most introspective of Piuze’s wines this year. The palate is clean and fresh, fatter than the nose suggests with white peach, white pepper and plenty of spice on the finish that shows a lot of dry extract. This is a gorgeous Chablis that should age with style.
92 Points, The Wine Advocate

2014 Patrick Piuze Chablis “Butteaux” 1er Cru
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The 2014 Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux comes from vines planted east-west. It has a very defined, more exotic bouquet than the Fôrets with a touch of licorice just in the background. The palate is vibrant, elegant and refined with a taut line of acidity, poised and focused with a long, saline finish that is as intellectual as it is pleasurable. This is superb.
92 Points, The Wine Advocate

2014 Patrick Piuze Chablis “Vaillons les Minots” 1er Cru
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The 2014 Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons les Minots has a very open, generous, orange-blossom, apricot and papaya-scented bouquet that is very well defined. The palate is full of tropical-tinged fruit, very good acidity, quite citric on the finish that tapers in and prevents it from becoming blowsy. Long and persistent, this is a very fine Chablis from Patrick Piuze.
91 Points, The Wine Advocate

Grand Cru

2014 Patrick Piuze Chablis “Blanchots” Grand Cru
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The 2014 Chablis Grand Cru Blanchots has a pleasant reduction on the nose, but underneath is plenty of mineral, flint scents and fruit concentration. The palate is medium-bodied, lively with a keen thread of acidity, plenty of citric fruit and spice, with fine energy and tension all the way through to the finish. What an excellent Blanchots that should drink well for 10 to 15 years, possibly longer.
93 Points, The Wine Advocate

2014 Patrick Piuze Chablis “Bougros Cote de Bouqueyreaux” Grand Cru
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(from a steep vineyard closer to the river that retains more humidity–not to mention healthier, greener vines–than the “regular” Bougros): Pale, bright green. Laid-back aromas of grapefruit, underripe pineapple and crushed herbs. Broad, generous and open in the mouth but quite dry. In an opulent, distinctly chewy style but without quite the precision of its sibling. This still needs to close down, says Piuze. Very long on the aftertaste. There are just 2 barrels of this juice, vs. 14 of the regular Bougros, which is Piuze’s largest grand cru lot.
90-93 Points, Vinous Media

2014 Patrick Piuze Chablis “Bougros” Grand Cru
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The 2014 Chablis Grand Cru Bougros, from vines that are located on the plateau, has subtle tropical fruit on the nose – guava and apricot – one of the most generous aromatic profiles from Patrick Piuze. The palate is fresh and rounded, rich in the mouth for a 2014, with white peach and citrus lemon notes on the long, rounded finish. Very fine, and probably approachable compared to the other Grand Crus.
91 Points, The Wine Advocate