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Clos de Tart

Clos de Tart

The Bernardine nuns of the Abbey of Tart, a dependency of the famous Abbey of Citeaux, founded Clos de Tart in 1141. Read more

Clos de Tart

In 1791, Clos de Tart became the property of the Marey-Monge family, one of whose most famous members was Monge, founder of the École Polytechnique in Paris and a mathematician who accompanied Napoléon to Egypt.  Then it was sold in 1932 to the Mommessin family, originally from the Mâconnais, who are the sole owners to this day. It is a single parcel vineyard of 7.53 hectares located on the finage of Morey-Saint-Denis in Côte de Nuits.

Since its creation, this Clos has never been parcelled out and is today, in Bourgogne, the largest Monopole classified in Grand Cru.

It's a single 300-metre-long, 250-metre-wide parcel with an east-south-east exposure, planted north-south perpendicular to the line of the slope to better combat erosion. The plot is surrounded by a 1.2 km stone wall, hence the name Clos.

The soil is clay-limestone with a majority of limestone, a perennial condition that is key to France's great vineyards. The entire vineyard has an average age of 60 years, and some vines are over 100 years old.

The harvest generally takes place in mid-September. Yields are very low at around 

3,000 liters per hectare and the wine is aged in new barrels for around 18 months.

The wines age in the deep cellars built over two floors before being shipped worldwide.