Wine "Clos de Tart" Grand Cru AOC, 2004
Wine of deep ruby color.
The wine has a complex, concentrated flavors with notes of fresh blueberries and blackberries, mineral nuances, with excellent structure and a long, seductive finish.
Luxurious aroma of the wine reveals notes of blueberries, flowers, smoked meats, sea breeze and greenhouse plants.
Restrained soft wine at once suggests the most robust dishes Burgundian cuisine - Boeuf Bourguignon, poultry, rabbit, rooster in wine, grilled meat and even lamb. Cheese should be, of course, powerful and mature.
"Clos de Tart" Grand Cru is made from Pinot Noir vines that grow in the vineyard Clos de Tar, different rocky soil on a thick layer of limestone. Since 1932, this vineyard is located in the exclusive property Mommesen. Here the grapes are harvested later than other farms in Morey-Saint-Dani, in order to obtain the most complete phenolic ripeness. The grapes are harvested by hand, undergoes a double triage, and then separated from the ridges 85% of the fruit. Fermented berries in neutral vessels using natural yeast. Excerpt wine lasts 16-24 months in oak barrels. Storage capacity "Clos de Tar" Grand Cru is 20-30 years.
The estate Clos de Tart was founded in 1865 in La Grange Saint-Pierre in the heart of Burgundy. The main building of the estate was the old stone house that once belonged to the abbey of Cluny. In XX century enterprising winemaker Jean-Marie Mommesen successfully annexed the land to his possessions - here today produces some of the best wines of Grand Cru Class.
Clos de Tar is located in the area of Morey-Saint-Denis and stretches over seven hectares. Family Mommesen acquired the estate in 1932 at an auction and to this day the vineyard is located in the exclusive possession of the family. They say the day was rain, because of which many potential buyers simply do not come to bargain.
Today, the estate managed by the fourth generation of the family, their possessions extend farther in regions Buzhele and Rhone Valley - in search of the best terroir. However, wine is still aged and bottled in the cellars of the estate Clos. Recently Mommesen family decided to focus on creating high-quality wines of Clos de Tar and refused to produce wines average price category. In this regard, in 1998, has been updated equipment, replaced Barrick built a new winery.