Clos de Tart
History and Background
Nestled in the heart of the Côte de Nuits in Burgundy, Clos de Tart is a historic and iconic Grand Cru monopole. Its origins trace back to the 12th century when it was established by the Bernardine nuns of Tart Abbey. Over the centuries, the estate has seen a limited number of owners, which has allowed for a consistent approach to viticulture and winemaking. Acquired by the François Pinault family in 2017, the estate continues its tradition of producing some of Burgundy's most revered wines.
Vineyards and Terroir
Clos de Tart's vineyards are uniquely positioned in Morey-Saint-Denis, benefiting from the appellation's exceptional terroir:
Soil Composition: The vineyard is characterized by a mix of limestone and clay, providing an ideal environment for Pinot Noir, the grape variety that thrives in the region and gives Clos de Tart its distinctive character.
Grape Varieties: The estate is exclusively planted with Pinot Noir, reflecting the traditional focus of red Burgundy production.
Wine Style and Production
Clos de Tart is celebrated for producing wines that are:
- Profoundly elegant, with a balanced structure, and characterized by their aromatic complexity and depth.
- Crafted with a meticulous approach, ensuring each vintage captures the essence of its unique terroir.
The winemaking philosophy at Clos de Tart combines both tradition and modern techniques, ensuring wines of consistency, character, and longevity.
Clos de Tart is globally renowned for its consistently outstanding red Burgundies. Its wines are celebrated for their finesse, aromatic richness, and ability to age gracefully. The estate's commitment to quality and its deep connection to its terroir have solidified its position as a benchmark producer in Burgundy.
Clos de Tart stands as a testament to the potential of the Côte de Nuits and the broader Burgundy region. Through meticulous vineyard management, a deep understanding of its unique terroir, and a commitment to quality, the estate produces wines that offer a genuine taste of Burgundy's elegance and complexity. For those passionate about the wines of Burgundy, Clos de Tart offers an experience that captures the essence of the region's terroir and tradition.