Beyond lies an immaculate courtyard and impeccably restored 16th century winery buildings. This Grand Cru monopole is wonderfully sited on an impeccable slope – perfect conditions for Pinot Noir. Geologically, Clos de Tart shows elements of near neighbours Vougeot and Chambolle-Musigny, yet is also distinctive, the soils within the Clos being complex and varied, adding complexity. The average age of the vines is a very high 60 years, Nature has been kind here but it was man who led a vertiginous ascent in quality, in the form of Sylvain Pitiot, whose objective was to translate this very great terroir as accurately and sensitively as humanly possible. Sylvain passed over the reins to Jacques Devauges on his retirement.
The Clos therefore enjoys the firm foundations established by Sylvain complemented by the vision and talent provided by Jacques, previously technical director at Domaine de l'Arlot, Nuits-Saint-Georges. Clos de Tart has changed hands with the new owner François Pinault’s Groupe Artémis, owner of Château Latour and Christie’s auction house, inter alia – exciting times. Vive le Clos!
To find out more about the latest Clos de Tart vintage please read our brochure HERE.
Burgundy’s complexity and tremendous diversity are the result of geological accident. Centuries ago, faulting tore the great valley apart, easing the passage of the nearby Saône River.