Les Champonnets, situated on the same line as the Grands Crus and very near to Ruchottes-Chambertin, is tucked up high near the entrance of the Lavaux combe (or valley). Mortet’s parcel here used to make up almost half of his 1er Cru bottling above, and 2014 was the first year this parcel was vinified and bottled separately. It comes from a combination of very old vines (60-70 years old) and some younger, at around 30 years old. The soil is deep, yet with a strong limestone component that shows through in the wine, which is deep and rich, with plush blackberry and floral fruit and loads of spice. Super long with a classy close.
'This used to be part of the 1er cru blend, separated out in 2015 but not ‘16. Light to medium purple, a slight toasty reduction. Ripe cherry and strawberry notes, the reduction continues, good wine again but not magisterial. Lovely sweet red fruit finish with just enough acidity.' - 91-92 points, Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy
- Pinot Noir