Medium-bodied with fleshy ripe tannins, very good mineralite and acidity, superb tension courtesy of the tensile, almost steely tannins and it builds towards a very focused sorbetfresh finish with a long stony aftertaste.
Thanks to the quality of its soil and its situation, The Clos de Tart Grand Cru combines the strength of a Chambertin and the elegance of a Musingny.
|Appellation||Morey St Denis|
|Winery||Clos de Tart|
There are significant differences in soil types, gradient, elevation and vine age across the site. Perhaps the most significant difference is in the soils (more limestone here, more clay there, more rocky here, finer soil there). The gradient also gets far steeper as you head up the slope and the elevation changes by as much as thirty metres. The average age of the vines is 60 years with some parcels now over 100 years old. The different parts of the vineyard ripen at different times so they are picked separately.
For over 650 years (from 1141 to 1789), the Cistercian nuns of the Tart Abbey, called Ladies of Tart' or Bernardine sisters of Tart' had breathed a monastic spirit to the place which is still to be felt nowadays.
The geographic situation of The Clos de Tart , in the very heart of the village ,close to the massive church and just a few miles from the famous Clos Vougeot , is a testimony of its secular roots in the key winemaking development the monks initiated in the Middle Ages.
The owners' continuity (only three families since the 12th century) widely contributes to this feeling of longevity.
Surrounded by its beautiful freestone wall , the vineyard, with some of the plants reaching over a hundred years of age, grows peacefully on a well exposed slope. The wine that flows from it matures and ages slowly in the silent and deep cellars built on two levels.