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Clos de Tart AOC

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Clos de Tart AOC

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Grand cru location or appellation in the community Morey-Saint-Denis in the Burgundian area Cote d'Or, It was mentioned at the beginning of the 12th century under the name "La Forge" at that time. In 1141 it was acquired by the Saint Bernard Abbey "Notre-Dame de Tart" and was given its current name. After an eventful history with repeated changes of ownership, the location was changed in 1932 by the wine merchant Joanny Mommessin based in Mâcon (Beaujolais) monopolies acquired. As Grand Cru it was classified in 1939. The "Domaine du Clos de Tart" has been managed by Sylvain Piteot since 1996, who took some quality-improving measures. A cap on chemical yields has been introduced fertilizer dispensed with and the fermentation tanks made of cement replaced by steel tanks. The east-south-east oriented vineyard at around 300 meters above sea level covers 7.5 hectares of vineyards on weathered limestone. It is surrounded by a wall. The Grand Cru location is to the north Clos des Lambrays, the Grand Cru location closes to the south Bonnes Mares on.

The vineyard is after Guidelines managed. The average age of the vines is over 50 years, the oldest vines were planted in 1918. A third hectare is replanted every three years. The extremely long-lived red wine with a 13% vol alcohol content is only made from Pinot Noir vinified. But are also allowed Pinot Liébault and Pinot Beurot (mutation of Pinot gris ), theoretically up to 15% Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc be used. Most of the grapes are destemmed before the fermentation Mashed at low temperature for better extraction. The plots are vinified individually. Only the best wines are tasted in the Grand Vin brought in. The expansion in basically new barrels takes 18 to 24 months, the bottling takes place without beautiful or filtration, Around 30,000 bottles of wine are produced annually. The wines, which are not considered worthy of Clos de Tart, are marketed under the AC Morey-Saint Denis Premier Cru with the location name "La Forge".

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