2020 Domaine Tortochot Morey-Saint-Denis, Burgundy, France

Subtle touch of oak sets off the moderately high-toned essence of wild red cherry, green tea and lavender on the nose. The medium weight flavors have a satisfying richness, all wrapped in a dusty and lingering finale. More depth will undoubtedly develop with additional cellaring.


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Wine making in Morey St. Denis has often been somewhat overshadowed by the two neighbouring villages, without there being any real explanation for this in terms of the quality of wine produced here. Indeed Morey has five magnificient Grands Crus, vineyards situated halfway up the coteaux (hillsides), as well as about twenty or so areas of vineyards that are classified as Premiers Crus. The soil where the Grands Crus are made contains Bajocian limestone - these are Bonnes Mares, Clos de Tart, Clos des Lambrays, Clos St. Denis, Clos de la Roche. Lower down the slopes are the Premiers Crus.

Aged 12-18 months French oak.


Whilst Domaine Tortochot doesn’t carry the cachet of the very top domains in Gevrey Chambertin, it does offer some of the best value, producing wines with great terroir transparency in their top Premier Crus and Grand Crus and fabulous drinkability with their village wines. They are a domaine that truly excelled in 2018 and have continued that through this current vintage.

Their consistency in style is testament to the skills at work at the domaine. They have a distinct finesse and lightness of touch and the tannin profile remains incredibly elegant right through their portfolio of wines whilst the natural concentration of fruit and earthy minerality provide structure and intensity on the palate.

Celebrated winemaker in his own right Sylvain Pataille has been the consultant winemaker at the domaine for the last 20 years alongside owner and winemaker Chantal Tortochot, who has a real energy and honesty to her approach. Whilst the team have been working together for 20 years, in the last 5 years they have amended their winemaking to accommodate the obvious climatic changes they see affecting this new era of Burgundy.


Grape(s) Pinot noir
Farming Organic