Domaine Bruno Clair

Owner(s) Bruno Clair
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Bruno Clair is one of the young and talented winemakers in Bourgogne. He is the grandson of the last owner of the famous Clair-Dau domaine, though thru the weird inheritance laws of France, it was his aunt and not his father, who inherited most of the Domaine. The Domaine Clair-Dau fell into shambles at her hands and eventually was sold to Louis Jadot. Bruno Clair, a tall and friendly guy (who speaks only French) has his home and cellar in the town of Marsannay, on the northern tip of the Cote d'Or. He inherited whatever his father left him. His domaine include some choice parts in Chambertin Clos de Beze and in other super 1er Crus in Gevrey and Savigny. Bruno has large holdings (6 ha.) in Marsannay itself, where he makes red, white and rose Village wine. The white Marsannay is made from equal parts of Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc. Another interesting wine (and better than the Marsannay) is his white Morey-St. Denis made purely from Chardonnay. Bruno Clair's 1er and Grand Cru holdings amount to about 12.5 acres. .

Reviewed Wines

2007 Domaine Bruno Clair Marsannay Rosé

12.5% alc., $22. Imported by Vineyard Brands, Inc., Birmingham, AL. · Moderately deep rose color. Bright strawberries and peaches compose a vivid nose followed on the palate with richly flavored strawberries and a sidecar of cherry cola and orange peel. Dry and pleasing with some persistence on the finish. Impressive. Score: 87. Reviewed October 3, 2009 ARTICLE »

2006 Domaine Bruno Clair Marsannay Rosé

12.5% alc. $18. Imported by Vineyard Brands, Inc., Birmingham, Alabama. · Pale pink-orange in color. Perfume of crushed red barriers and graham. Demure flavors of strawberries and cassis. Simple, clean and satisfying. Reviewed May 26, 2008 ARTICLE »

2005 Domaine Bruno Clair Marsannay Les Longeroies

13.0% alc., $24. Imported by Vineyard Brands Inc., Birmingham, AL. A David Hass Selection. · Lovely cherry and berry fruit that is pure and tasty with an appealing restraint. The acidity is subdued, the texture is velvety, the tannins are in harmony and the whole package is thoroughly charming. Highly recommended. Score: 89. Reviewed October 3, 2009 ARTICLE »

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