Custodian of a rich and fascinating history, the acclaimed Clos de Tart was founded in 1141 by the Cistercian nuns of Tart Abbey. With its 7.53 hectares of vines, it is the largest of Burgundy’s five Grands Crus Monopoles. ‘Grand Cru’ applies to terroirs known to produce the very best wines. There are just 33 of these appellations in Burgundy, with their combined production representing a mere 1% of the region’s total production.
In a history spanning nearly 900 years, Clos de Tart has had just four owners, and its magnificent vineyard, enclosed entirely by a dry-stone wall, has never been divided up - a very rare occurrence in Burgundy.
Always one of Burgundy’s most important estates, Clos de Tart was significantly transformed in the 1990s under the stewardship of legendary winemaker Sylvain Pitiot. Fully biodynamic, it produces some of Burgundy’s most profound and sought after Grand Cru wines - wines with immense power and depth but also incredible finesse. Essential burgundies for the serious collector.