2003 Denis Mortet - Marsannay Les Longeroies 750ml

France - Burgundy - Cote de Nuits - Marsannay | Villages/ Red / Pinot Noir   |     Watch

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

The tar and blackberry-scented 2003 Marsannay Longeroies is outstanding. Medium to full-bodied, velvety-textured, and powerful, it regales the palate with rich waves of candied dark cherries and cassis liqueur. This deep, well-structured effort also possesses a long, fruit-filled finish.

Drink Dates: 2006-2012
Author: Pierre Rovani
Issue: #160

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Average rating: 87, based on 1 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

9 bottles owned by 6 collectors.

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About This Producer


This relatively young domaine - founded in the early 1980s - has a tragic history. Just as Denis Mortet, and his acclaimed wines, were attaining great success, M. Mortet took his own life (January 2006). However, we are left with a domaine whose immaculate vineyards span 10 hectares in 14 different appellations. The wines are intense, pure, undeniably rich pleasures to drink and age. 100% new French oak is used on all of the wines. The 2005s are the last vintage that he tended from vine to bottle and perfectly honor his limitless passion and commitment to making the very best he could.

See other similar producers: Domaine/Maison Dujac, Domaine des Chezeaux, Domaine Dupont-Tisserandot

Wine Varietal: Pinot Noir


Notorious for its fickle growing patterns, Pinot Noir vines prefer long, cool growing conditions and tend to mutate easily, leaving behind numerous clones and inconsistent flavor profiles. Although it is one of the three major varieties used in Champagne production, Burgundy is the traditional home of Pinot Noir. The 30-mile stretch of hills known as the Cote d'Or is valued as the world's premier production area. Pinot Noir is planted all over the world. In the United States, Sonoma, the Russian River Valley, Carneros and the Willamette Valley produce top-notch wines from this variety. Other notable countries include New Zealand, Australia, and Chile. Typical descriptors for Pinot Noir include strawberry, raspberry, cherry, mushroom, and meaty notes.

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