Mommessin

About Mommessin

The current Domaine Clos de Tart, sole owner and vigneron of this stunning vineyard, is family run by the Mommessins – the Burgundian natives have owned Clos de Tart since 1932 (7 years before it was granted Grand Cru status), and retained sole custody even after the selling of their négociant business to Jean-Claude Boisset.

 

Domaine Clos de Tart crafts a sublime Grand Cru from the best plots and oldest vines of their 7.5 hectares and a deliciously vibrant and elegant Premier Cru from younger vines.

 

Vinification

Sylvain Pitot and his team are singularly focused on producing otherworldly wine to rival the greatest names in Burgundy (of which Clos de Tart is rightly considered one). The magnificent surroundings of this ancient property are finally giving birth to equally magnificent wine vintage after vintage. Matured in 100% new oak – only possible thanks to the extraordinary quality of the fruit – the wines are bottled unfiltered in a low-intervention style of winemaking.

 

The hallowed vineyard is essentially managed organically without the official certification, giving Pitot more flexibility. A vast project was recently undertaken to carefully map out each zone of the 7.5 hectares, analysing their soil types and compositions – each individual plot is now harvested and vinified separately in stainless steel in the domaine’s highly impressive cuvérie, designed by Pitiot himself – a man of many talents!

 

Yields are always kept exceedingly low – well below the permitted maximum through prudent usage of pruning, debudding and occasional green harvesting when necessary. Interestingly, Sylvain Pitiot is an ardent believer in achieving full phenolic ripeness, a tremendous testimony to the vineyard’s ability to retain freshness alongside ripeness, and Clos de Tart is frequently one of the very latest in the region to be harvested.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Clos de Tart Grand Cru 2014 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €2,663.70
2014

Clos de Tart Grand Cru 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95-97)

The 2014 Clos de Tart Grand Cru will contain 40% whole bunch fruit in the final. It was picked from September 17 until September 22. This blend that I tasted included the young vines at the bottom of the vineyard that may or may not be deselected to make a Forge de Tart (the decision will be made next year). It is also the first vintage that does not include old vines at the northwest corner that were pulled up in spring 2014, due to be replanted in four years' time. It has a very well defined bouquet with cranberry and wild strawberry fruit, fine mineral tones and is quite harmonious with hints of wet limestone. The palate is medium-bodied and I feel this has tightened up since I tasted it in September 2015. The fruit also seems a little darker. Blackberry and wild cherry, with a hint of cola and certainly more tangible mineralité on the finish, as you can feel the mouth tingling long after it has bid adieu.
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Burgundy 6x75cl 1 95-97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €2,663.70
Clos de Tart Grand Cru 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €3,911.70
2016

Clos de Tart Grand Cru 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

The superb 2016 Clos de Tart Grand Cru confirms the promise it showed from barrel, unfurling in the glass with a striking bouquet of raspberries, rose petals, blood orange, black tea, spices and smoked meats. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, pure and ample, with a deep core of vibrant, searingly intense fruit that entirely cloaks its structuring chassis of satiny tannin, concluding with a long and captivatingly floral finish. More elegant and transparent than the richer and fleshier 2015, this is an exceptional vintage for Clos de Tart. That there are fully 27,000 bottles makes this one of Burgundy's rare confluence of quality and quantity.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Burgundy 6x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €3,911.70
Clos de Tart Grand Cru 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €3,162.70
2018

Clos de Tart Grand Cru 2018 (6x75cl)

Decanter (98)

Absolutely bursting with blue and red fruits, the concentration is deceptive here, as it starts out juicy and full of air, but after a few minutes in the glass you start to feel the weight and the texture, and this turns into an extremely serious wine with real tannic hold. Gorgeous savoury finish, as you get so often in the best Burgundies, where weightlessness is such a brilliant veil to the power behind. 55% whole cluster.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Aug 2021

Burgundy 6x75cl 1 98 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €3,162.70
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Clos de Tart Grand Cru 2014 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €2,205.00
2014

Clos de Tart Grand Cru 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95-97)

The 2014 Clos de Tart Grand Cru will contain 40% whole bunch fruit in the final. It was picked from September 17 until September 22. This blend that I tasted included the young vines at the bottom of the vineyard that may or may not be deselected to make a Forge de Tart (the decision will be made next year). It is also the first vintage that does not include old vines at the northwest corner that were pulled up in spring 2014, due to be replanted in four years' time. It has a very well defined bouquet with cranberry and wild strawberry fruit, fine mineral tones and is quite harmonious with hints of wet limestone. The palate is medium-bodied and I feel this has tightened up since I tasted it in September 2015. The fruit also seems a little darker. Blackberry and wild cherry, with a hint of cola and certainly more tangible mineralité on the finish, as you can feel the mouth tingling long after it has bid adieu.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Burgundy 6x75cl 1 95-97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €2,205.00
Clos de Tart Grand Cru 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €3,245.00
2016

Clos de Tart Grand Cru 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

The superb 2016 Clos de Tart Grand Cru confirms the promise it showed from barrel, unfurling in the glass with a striking bouquet of raspberries, rose petals, blood orange, black tea, spices and smoked meats. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, pure and ample, with a deep core of vibrant, searingly intense fruit that entirely cloaks its structuring chassis of satiny tannin, concluding with a long and captivatingly floral finish. More elegant and transparent than the richer and fleshier 2015, this is an exceptional vintage for Clos de Tart. That there are fully 27,000 bottles makes this one of Burgundy's rare confluence of quality and quantity.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Burgundy 6x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €3,245.00
Clos de Tart Grand Cru 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €2,620.00
2018

Clos de Tart Grand Cru 2018 (6x75cl)

Decanter (98)

Absolutely bursting with blue and red fruits, the concentration is deceptive here, as it starts out juicy and full of air, but after a few minutes in the glass you start to feel the weight and the texture, and this turns into an extremely serious wine with real tannic hold. Gorgeous savoury finish, as you get so often in the best Burgundies, where weightlessness is such a brilliant veil to the power behind. 55% whole cluster.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Aug 2021

Burgundy 6x75cl 1 98 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: €2,620.00

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