jamie goode's wine blog: Burgundy (3): Clos du Tart

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Burgundy (3): Clos du Tart

My final day in Burgundy was a brief one: just time for one appointment before heading back to Dijon for the train.

But what an appointment! It was at Burgundy's largest Grand Cru Monopole, Clos du Tart. I'd recently tried a whole bunch of the wines in London, so it was fantastic to be able to visit this famous estate. I was shown round by Sylvain Pitiot himself, which was great.

It operates more like a Bordeaux chateau, in the sense that just one Grand Vin is made from this single vineyard (planted in 1141!), together with a second wine in many vintages. Full report will follow very soon.

I really, really enjoyed this short soujorn in Burgundy. It is a special place.
On the way home I bumped into Brian and Ann Croser at Paris Gare du Nord. They just happened to be standing next to me. Small world.



At 5:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO QUESTION - you have the best lifestyle of any man I have ever known - but having said that - this has only come from the notoriety you have created for yourself through your own hard work and natural genius for the job - well done mate.

At 10:10 PM, Anonymous Peter Walker said...

Err....a quick trip to Burgundy via Eurostar? Who paid for this trip to Burgundy, Jamie?

At 11:41 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

This trip was funded by a EU 'discover the origins' campaign- Burgundy is involved in this, so a couple of us opportunistically took advantage of funds for journalist travel and luckily managed to get appointments at some very nice domaines.


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