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Domaine Thierry Mortet
France - Burgundy

Domaine Thierry Mortet was officially created in 1992, when Thierry's father retired and his estate was divided between his two sons. Before joining his partners and brother at the domaine, Thierry studied enology and viticulture in Beaune.

Thierry started with a 4-hectare vineyard and has since increased it to 7 hectares (17.5 acres). The vineyards spread over four villages: Gevrey-Chambertin, Chambolle-Musigny, Couchey and Daix (west of Dijon). He produces around 2,900 cases annually; 85% red wine and 15% white wine.

Thierry uses Burgundy barrels from Rousseau et Toutan, one third new each year. He uses classic winemaking techniques: pre-fermentation maceration for 3 or 4 days, total fermentation time of 2 weeks. The grapes are harvested by hand, sorted and 100% de-stemmed. The result is expressive, full-bodied, generous, pure wines, which generally age well for 6-7 years.

Producer Details
Founded
1992
Location
France
Wine Production Area
France - Burgundy -
Owners
Thierry Mortet
Winemaker
Thierry Mortet
Acreage
17 acres (7 hectares)
Grape Varietal(s)
Chardonnay
Age of Vines
up to 60 years
Agricultural Practices
organic
Annual Production
2,900 (9-liter cases)