Pierre Bart is the sixth generation at Domaine Bart. Since 2009 he has run the domaine and its 22 hectares of vines together with his mother and his uncle. There is a strong focus on Marsannay, coupled with a few parcels in Fixin, Gevrey-Chambertin, Chambolle-Musigny and Santenay. Pierre’s grandmother was from the same family as Domaine Bruno Clair and inherited part of the vines when it was divided up. This is where the Bonnes Mares and Chambertin Clos de Beze parcels originated from. When Pierre’s uncle arrived at the domain, he then increased the size of the domain, mainly in Marsannay. He chose to improve quality, both in terms of equipment and in terms of winemaking.
Finottes is a lieu-dit in the flat part just north of Marsannay. It has been in the family for a long time, but only became a monopole in 2007. Deep, sandy soils. Vines average 45 years old but some are as much as 94 years old.
Domaine Bart’s organic vineyard practices, hand pruning, hand picking, working of the soil, and green harvesting lead to low yields and assure that Martin brings in the highest quality, most concentrated, cleanest grapes.
• Hand harvest
• 100% destemmed
• Cool maceration (8-12°C) for 1 week.
• Slow, fermentation – naturally started but then temperature controlled
• Natural yeast
• Pumping over and punching down
• Gentle pressing
• Aged on the fine lees for 13 months - one third in tank, one third in used barrels (1-3 years old), one third in 600L demi-muids (1-3yrs old)
• 3 months in fibre glass tanks before bottling.
• No filtration or fining.
Extraordinarily smooth, displays bright red fruit with excellent clarity and lift. This wine is big, spicy, dark fruited and structured, with tannins that grip, but it is ultimately well balanced.