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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 Côte d'Or, It was already mentioned at the beginning of the 12th century under the then name "La Forge". In 1141 it was acquired by the Bernardine nunnery "Notre-Dame de Tart" and received its present name. After an eventful history with several changes of ownership, the location was in 1932 by the in Mâcon (Beaujolais) based wine merchant Joanny Mommessin than monopolies acquired. As Grand Cru she was classified in 1939. The "Domaine du Clos de Tart" has been run since 1996 by Sylvain Piteot, who has implemented some quality improvement measures. A yield restriction was introduced on chemical fertilizer and replaced the fermentation tanks made of cement by steel tanks. The oriented to east-south-east vineyard in about 300 meters above sea level covers 7.5 hectares of vineyards on weathered limestone. He is surrounded by a wall. North is the Grand Cru location Clos of the Lambray South, the Grand Cru location closes Bonnes Mares at.

The vineyard is going down Farming policies. The average age of the vines is over 50 years, the oldest vines were already set in 1918. Every three years, one third of a hectare is replanted. The extremely long-lived red wine with usually 13% vol alcohol content is made exclusively from Pinot Noir vinified. But also admitted Pinot Liébault and Pinot Beurot (Mutation des Pinot Gris ), theoretically could also be up to 15% Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc be used. Most of the grapes are destemmed before harvesting fermentation mashed at low temperature for better extraction. The plots are vinified individually. Only the best wines according to a tasting will be in the Grand Vin brought in. The expansion in barrique barrels, which are in principle new, lasts 18 to 24 months, bottling without beautiful or filtration, Every year around 30,000 bottles of wine are produced. The wines not considered Clos de Tart wines are marketed under the AC Morey-Saint Denis Premier Cru with the layer designation "La Forge".

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