Mommessin   Clos de Tart

1989 Clos de Tart

By Mommessin

1989 Clos de Tart from Mommessin, Grand Cru, Burgundy, France

Momentous and distinguished, the 1989 vintage of Clos de Tart from Mommessin stands as a beacon amongst Burgundy Grand Crus. With a wealth of experience spanning four decades, I have had the privilege to witness the evolution of many illustrious vintages. Yet, it is the 1989 that consistently intrigues and delights me, blossoming over time into one of the region's archetypal treasures.


History in a Bottle: The Essence of Terroir

Endowed with a legacy that can be traced back over 800 years, the venerable Clos de Tart vineyard endures as a pristine example of Burgundian finesse. The wine's provenance, an exceptionally monastic heritage curated by the Mommessin family since the late 19th century, presents an irresistible allure for aficionados and investors alike. Entwined with this deep history, the 1989 vintage expresses a narrative that is both profound and personal.


Climate and Craftsmanship: Defining Characteristics of the '89 Vintage

The year 1989 was marked by climatic serendipity, with favourable conditions heralding an outstanding harvest in Burgundy. Elevated temperatures encouraged early bud break and flowering, paving the way for a season defined by healthy grapes with optimum ripeness. It is precisely this climatic largesse that endowed the 1989 Clos de Tart from Mommessin with its harmonious structure and sensual mouthfeel.

The palate demonstrates an enchanting symphony of dark cherries, blackcurrants, and subtle truffle undertones. Silky tannins weave through lovingly preserved hints of rose petals and earthy spices—a testament to impeccable aging potential which continues to reap dividends for discerning collectors and investors.

In summing up the 1989 Clos de Tart from Mommessin—it is ceaselessly compelling. It stands as a paradigm of Burgundian craftsmanship married to providential climatic conditions, resulting in a singular tasting experience etched in memory. As it graces cellars, it not only proves to be an astute investment but equally important, it captures the soulful essence of its terroir—a narrative bottled in one remarkable year.

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