Clos de Tart, Grand Cru, 2009

  Clos De Tart

£1800.00 for 1x300cl
1 cs
£2250.00 for 3x150cl
1 cs
£2400.00 for 3x150cl
6 cs
Clos de Tart, Grand Cru

The 2009 was fermented with a approximately 50% whole bunches, aged in oak barrels for 17 months and will be bottled without filtration in Spring 2011. This wine, the result of a superb growing season and a modest 26 hl/ha, is perfectly balanced. The natural alcohol is 13.59 degrees, the structure is serious yet there is an energy and exuberance to it, not to mention a very shapely figure. The ripe sloe, red berry, wild bramble and loganberry fruit is set in dense but alluring and curvaceous tannic structure. There is depth of flavour, too, to compliment the heady opulent Pinot fruit characteristics there are undertones of mineral, stone and undergrowth. The seems to have it all richness and vitality, structure and harmony. A great allrounder, a true thoroughbred, this should last the course for decades. ***Only available to Singapore & Indonesia***

Contains Sulphites.

About Clos De Tart

Clos de Tart was originally established by some cistercian nuns in the 12th Century whose order carried the Notre Dame de Tart. It was was classified as Grand Cru in 1939. Since 1996, this Grand Cru has experienced a revival in fortunes. The wines had shown none of their potential greatness until the arrival of Sylvain Pitiot. Since then this Monopole, still completely owned by the Mommessin family, has been making superb wine. There are 7.53ha comprising a range of micro terroirs depending on the subsoil composition or the elevation. The vines are trained to Cordon de Royat and yields are low, rarely more than 25hl /ha. After fermentation, the wines are aged in oak barrels from 16-18 months and are hand bottled the second spring after the vintage without fining or filtration. Depending on the vintage a second wine is sometimes made, Morey St Denis 1er Cru La Forge. The wines are hand harvested at full ripeness and make for some of Burgundy's expressive and luxurious wines.

Appellation: Clos de Tart

Clos de Tart is a monopole Grand Cru vineyard founded by the Cistercian sisters of Notre Dame de Genlis in 1250 and it remained under their ownership until the French Revolution, when it was auctioned off as one parcel. It was eventually bought by the current owners, the Mommessin family, in 1932. In 1855 it was highlighted by Dr Lavalle the only 'tête de cuvée' vineyard in Morey St Denis but latterly has underachieved. However since 1996 the thoroughly talented and experienced Sylvain Pitiot has been making the wine and he has driven its reputation back to the heights it obviously reached in 1855. Today it is one of the great Grands Crus of Burgundy, producing a rich, silky, seductive wine of great ripeness whilst retaining clear Pinot Noir character. An impressive and very ageworthy red burgundy.

Grape Type: Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is the classic grape of red burgundy, whose greatest wines are concentrated in the east and south-east-facing clay/limestone hills of Burgundy's Côte d'Or. A notoriously temperamental variety, Pinot Noir has proved difficult to grow in certain climates and soils and will not tolerate over-cropping. The best examples have wonderfully expressive aromas and thrillingly pure bitter sweet red forest fruit and cherry flavours, developing truffle and game overtones with age. Outside of Burgundy, Pinot Noir has had great success in New Zealand, California’s Carneros, Oregon and the more marginal, cooler districts in Australia. Along with Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir is also one of the major components of Champagne.