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Domaine du Clos de Tart ' La Forge de Tart ', 2019

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Classic red Burgundy in top form

The second wine of this legendary Morey-Saint-Denis estate, the 2019 vintage shows ripe red Pinor Noir fruit on the nose with subtle soft spice. Medium to full bodied, it is velvety and luxurious with a long silky finish.

  • Critical acclaim; 93 Points Decanter and 91Points Robert Parker
  • Famous Burgundy vineyard
  • Strong vintage

Food Pairing: Red meats, game and soft cheeses

Cellaring: Best to keep another year but will reward patience over the next decade or more.

STORY BEHIND THIS WINE

Clos de Tart is one of the most important and historic grand cru vineyards in Burgundy. The 18-acre site is a monopole (monopoly in French) in that unlike so many vineyards in Burgundy it has not been broken up into smaller parcels via the inheritance laws. The vineyard produces three red wines - the grand cru, Clos de Tart; what is effectively the second wine, La Forge de Tart and a village wine. La Forge (named after the original 12th century name for the site) is made from a portion of the harvest that is declassified as premier cru, typically from the younger vines. Nonetheless, La Forge has built a reputation as a serious wine in its own right and regularly receives 90 plus scores from critics.

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