Mommesin / Domaine du Clos de Tart
Domaine du Clos de Tart is a domaine situated in Morey-Saint-Dénis, which had been owned by the Mommesin family since 1932. It received Grand Cru status already in 1939. The history of the walled vineyard dates back to the 12th century, when an abbey was built by the Cistercian nuns from the order of “Notre Dame de Tart” and they purchased a vineyard then known as “La Forge” from the Knights Hospitalier of Brochon in 1141.
Before the acquisition by the Mommesin family, there were only two owners of the vineyard since 1141: The nuns from 1141 until 1791 and the Marey-Monge family from 1791 until 1932. First, the Mommesin family sold their négociant business to Jean-Claude Boisset in 1997, but they kept the Clos de Tart.
In October 2017 they also sold Domaine du Clos de Tart to François Pinault of the Artemis Group (Château Latour, Domaine d’Eugénie etc.). Only two wines are produced at the domaine, both from the Pinot Noir Grape. The first wine is “Clos de Tart” Grand Cru, an unusual dark purple colored wine, selected from 6 blocks within the 7.53 Ha vineyard.
The second wine is named Morey-St.-Dénis 1er Cru “La Forge du Tart”, which is a selection of wines deemed not good enough for the “Grand Vin”. Clos de Tart Grand Cru is capable of aging for several decades. The overall quality will remain very high under the new ownership.
Top vintages for Clos de Tart Grand Cru are: 1915, 1929, 1937, 1945, 1947, 1953, 1955, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1976, 1978, 1985, 1990, 1996, 1999, 2002 and all the wines from 2005 on. (especially 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014 and 2015).Read more