Producer: Domaine du Clos de Tart
Region: France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Morey-Saint-Denis
Provenance: ex Château
Variety: Pinot Noir
Volume: Bottle (750ml)
Organic Status: Organic practices, not certified
Description: Winemaking: The berries are hand harvested into small buckets. The harvest is sorted in the winery and all grapes have to be perfectly sound to be retained. Grapes are partly destemmed (up to 85% of the harvest is destemmed) but not crushed. In certain vintages, the harvest is neither destemmed nor crushed.
Fermentation generally follows 1 week of pre-fermentation maceration, the alcoholic fermentation taking a further week and finally a post-fermentation maceration taking 1 more week. The must is plunged twice a day during fermentation and fermentation is on wild yeasts. At the end of fermentation, the wine is drained from the must and the rest of the must is pressed in a pneumatic press. The pressed wine and the free-drained wine are aged separately.
All wine transfers are performed by gravity to avoid any negative impact on the wine, and the wine is bottled in the cellar after barrel ageing. The cellar temperature remains a constant 12 degrees and humidity is 75% all year round.
-Vine age: 60 years old on average
-Alcohol content: 13.7%
-Percentage of whole bunches: 60%
– Ageing: 17 months, 80% new, 20% one-year old oak