Made from grapes selected from younger vines during harvest, the thought and care for the Premier Cru is identical to that of the Grand Cru. In addition to its younger vine age, the approach to vinification is slightly different; whereas in 2018 the Grand Cru received 55% whole cluster fermentation, the Premier Cru’s fruit was fully-destemmed. This gives the wine similar features to our top wine, but a more fresh, bright character that will be ready to drink out of the cellar much sooner.
“This was previously a cuvée made by Clos de Tart only in certain years (often when they needed greater selection for the first wine) but it will now be produced annually from the vines that are under 20 years old. Touches of caramel-edged oak at first that is slightly intrusive, but as it opens up there is tons of blueberry and raspberry fruit. Fresh and appealing, silky with edges of steel. Drinking Window 2022 - 2042” - 92 Points, Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine