Clos de Tart
is an Appellation d'origine contrôlée
(AOC) and Grand Cru vineyard
for red wine
in the Côte de Nuits
subregion of Burgundy
, with Pinot Noir
as the main grape variety. K. MacNeil The Wine Bible
pg 191-195 Workman Publishing 2001 ISBN 1-56305-434-5 It is situated in the commune of Morey-Saint-Denis
in the Côte-d'Or département
. Clos de Tart is located in the southern part of the commune, starts immediately west (uphill) of the village itself, and borders to the Grand Cru vineyard Bonnes Mares
in the south and Clos des Lambrays
in the north. The AOC was created in 1939, and the Clos
part of its name refers to a wall-enclosed vineyard.
Clos de Tart is a monopole
, owned by Mommesin
In 1141, Clos de Tart was sold by Maison Dieu
to the Cistercian
nuns of Notre Dame de Tart
. It remained owned by them until the French Revolution
, at which time it was sequestered to the state and sold. The Mommessin family bought it in 1932, and they were the owners when the Clos de Tart AOC was created in 1939, which was just after the first wave of Grand Cru AOCs was definied in 1936-1937.
In 2008, of vineyard surface was in production within the AOC, and 218 hectoliter of wine was produced, corresponding to 29,000 bottles.
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