Thierry Mortet Bourgogne Les Charmes de Daix 2014
• Domaine: Thierry Mortet
• Appellation (AOC): Bourgogne
• Classification: Burgundy
• Certification: Organic and Biodynamic
• Varietal: Pinot Noir
Domaine Thierry Mortet is a rare find, a true "hidden gem" to American consumers - an increasingly hard-to-identify specie among Burgundy wine. Thierry continues to win enthusiastic plaudits in the French press, but has not succeeded in getting the influential American wine critics (Parker, Suckling) to sing its praise. However, to the true wine lovers, this may be more of a blessing than a curse. If and when (more likely the latter) looked through the prism of the influential wine writers, the price of this wine will also spike up significantly, a phenomenon we have seen happening too many times.
One of the leading wine traders in London made the following observation: "it may be simply because he (Thierry) is a bit short of fancy appellations - one little cuvée of Grand Cru would no doubt do his reputation a lot of good - but might also put his prices up, and these remain very modest". (credit: Lea & Sandeman)
In terms of winemaking, three or four days of cold maceration are followed by two weeks of fermentation, with just a touch of cooling to keep the temperature around 31-33C (below 35, at least), then into barrel.
Effective October 18, 2019, the US Trade Representative's Office imposed a new 25% value-added tax (i.e., import tariffs) on a wide range of European products (including French wine, Italian cheese and single malt Scotch whisky) to penalize EU subsidies for Airbus. EU has made counter-claims agains the US subsidies for Boeing. A ruling by WTO on EU's counter-claims is expected in the spring of 2020.
For any Futures (en primeur) and Pre-Arrival items, our current prices are shown before taxes and tariffs. Prior to shipment, we may have to collect any tariffs levied by the US government at the time. Tariffs will be based on the date of importation and the rate of US tariffs in place at the time. Current rules exempt wines with alcohol content above 14.5% from the newly imposed 25% tariffs. We will offer free storage in our professional wine cellar in Bordeaux in the event of any delay in importation caused by the uncertainties created by tariffs.
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