Domaine Thierry Mortet Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru 'Beaux Bruns' 6 Bottle Set
We first met Thierry Mortet over 20 years ago at one of the early editions of the ‘Grands Jours de Bourgogne’ where the tasting was of the two distinct village appellation zones on either side of the Combe Lavaux in Gevrey Chambertin.
That tasting with Thierry was a master class in the subject that is as clear today as it was twenty years ago.
Thierry took over his half of the family domain, Domaine Charles Mortet et Fils in 1992 with 4 hectares of vines. He now oversees 7.3 hectares (just under 17 acres) of production, 6 ha in red and the rest in white, for an annual production of 30-35000 bottles. When he officially converted his domain to organic agriculture in 2007, he was merely codifying practices that he had already been following for years out of respect for the environment and an understanding of the cultural significance of his work.
While he lives in Gevrey-Chambertin and has vineyard holdings there, he also works a half-acre parcel of the excellent Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru 'Les Beaux Bruns'
‘Les Beaux Bruns’ is a premier cru vineyard on the lower slopes of the eastern part of Chambolle-Musigny, right in the mouth of the Combe de Chambolle. The Domaine Mortet produces about 1200 bottles there a year. This one is slow to age. Buy it for laying down and your patience will be rewarded. ‘Beaux Bruns’ is structure and length, but with great finesse. Suave in its attack, it builds to a powerful finish. A fist in a velvet glove, as they say in Burgundy.
So here's a rare opportunity to pick up a mixed case of Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru 'Les Beaux Bruns' in three different vintages 2011, 2012 and 2013. A mixed 6 pack...2 bottles of each of the three vintages is normally $676 but we're offering it at $600.