Mommessin   Clos de Tart

1991 Clos de Tart

By Mommessin

1991 Clos de Tart from Mommessin, Burgundy, France

In the pantheon of Burgundy's cherished crus, the 1991 Clos de Tart from Mommessin embodies a singular chapter in the storied narrative of this appellation. The early '90s were a period marked by climatic caprice, with 1991 standing as a vintage that tested the resolve and skill of vintners, shaping a treasure trove of wines defined by their resilience and unique character.


Harmonious Terroir and Tenacity: A Formidable Fusion

As any seasoned observer will attest, the essence of Burgundy lies in its terroir - an intricate matrix of soil, aspect and microclimate. Yet, it is the human element—the winemaker's intimate understanding—that turns potential into reality. The 1991 vintage at Clos de Tart bears testament to the rigorous allegiance Mommessin holds towards their terroir and traditions, resulting in a wine that mirrors precision in every sip.


A Vintage Shaped by Nature’s Whims

The growing season of 1991 was a gauntlet, with frosts in spring threatening yields and late harvest rains calling for astute timing to preserve grape integrity. However, the Maître de Chai’s vigilant watch allowed this vintage to culminate into a genuine expression of what makes Burgundy so revered.

The 1991 Clos de Tart from Mommessin tantalises the palate with an elegant symphony of red and black fruits, harmonised with the tertiary notes of underbrush and an ethereal perfume of violets. The structural fineness is exceptionally preserved, offering investors both immediate gratification and potential longevity—an advantageous feat for those exploring diversification opportunities within fine wine collections.

As an entity of nuanced complexity, this particular vintage amplifies the representative qualities distinct to its year. While effortlessly carrying the house style's trappings—svelte tannins and an earth-kissed minerality—it intricately ensnares the character born from 1991's trials.

The allure for connoisseurs considering investment can be found in its rarity and the sagacious evolution it promises. While other regional vintages may clamour for attention with broader strokes, it is precisely the underplayed but indelible mark of time and tenacity that renders the 1991 Clos de Tart from Mommessin a covetable addition to discerning portfolios.

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