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.
La Forge de Tart is 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.
"This was previously a cuvée made by Clos de Tart only in certain years (often when they needed greater selection for the first wine) but it will now be produced annually from the vines that are under 20 years old. Touches of caramel-edged oak at first that is slightly intrusive, but as it opens up there is tons of blueberry and raspberry fruit. Fresh and appealing, silky with edges of steel."
92 points. Jane Anson, Decanter 02/20.
"The 2018 Morey-Saint-Denis La Forge de Tart 1er Cru is a little more rustic on the nose compared to the nascent 2019. Blackberry, wild hedgerow, potpourri and light mineral aromas vie for attention. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly edgy/chalky tannins on the entry. Good acidity, maybe a little rustic and quite peppery, despite this cuvée being 100% de-stemmed. I like the fact that this wears its heart on its sleeve."
91 points, Vinous.
|Domaine du Clos de Tart