Clos de Tart is a Grand Cru monopole (ie one owner) located in the village of Morey-St-Denis in Burgundy. The 7.5ha walled vineyard was founded by the Cistercian nuns of Tart Abbey in 1141, who held it until the French Revolution when it was sold to the Marey-Monge family. In 1932 it was acquired by Macon wine merchant Henri Mommessin who sold it to the Pinault family in 2018. Since his appointment as winemaker in the mid 90s, Sylvain Pitiot has brought significant improvements to the estate.
Produced from younger vines (20 years old) from within the Clos de Tart Grand Cru, but classified as Morey-St-Denis Premier Cru.
This wine was purchased direct from the importer on release and has been stored in temp controlled conditions since that time.
"Outstanding. An attractively discreet application of wood sets off the ripe and very fresh aromas of various dark berries that are nuanced by hints of earth and violet. The sleek and seductively textured medium-bodied flavors possess good intensity and a lovely mouthfeel, all wrapped in a solidly complex and sneaky long finish. This is both richer and denser than its 2017 counterpart if not quite as energetic. Still, it's really quite good and would make a good mid-term cellaring choice." 91 points, Allen Meadows, Burghound, Issue 73.
"The 2016 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru La Forge de Tart is also showing well, displaying an attractive bouquet of cherries, dark chocolate and pungent soil tones, followed by a medium to full-bodied, fleshy palate with nice concentration and depth." 90 Points, William Kelley, The Wine Advocate.
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