Clos de Tart back to 1887
A highlight of my recent stint in Burgundy tasting the 2008s that are rarely shown in London's primeur week in January was a vertical of 57 vintages of the Morey-St-Denis grand cru monopole Clos de Tart, the biggest in the Côte d’Or. This monastic domaine, consisting of a single 7.53 ha parcel of well-sited vines, was founded as long ago as 1141, almost a century before Cambridge University. It became the property of the powerful Marey-Monge family in 1791 and then was sold in 1932 to the Mâconnais Mommessin family, more famous arguably for Beaujolais than great red burgundy. Below is the ancient press in the room where we...
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