Domaine du Clos de Tart Clos de Tart Grand Cru 2014

$900.00

Clos de Tart is the largest Monopole to be classified as Grand Cru not to be broken up since its inception in 1141 by the Tart Abbey Bernardine sisters. Since then is has only changed hands 4 times with the current guardian, François Pinault taking over in 2017. This is wine sees whole bunches and is made from the older vines averaging 60 years old. This is a lifetime wine, that deserves to be cellared to see its full potential.

Thanks to the quality of its soil and its situation, the Clos de Tart Grand Cru combines the strength of Chambertin and the elegance of a Musigny.
“It can please both the hedonists who are looking for immediate pleasure and for aesthetes who are immediately aware of its refined texture and delicate tannins” Michael Bettane.

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Producer: Domaine du Clos de Tart
Region: France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Morey-Saint-Denis
Provenance: ex Château
Vintage: 2014
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

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