The family history of the Bruno Clair domain is quite complex and articulated, as often happens in Burgundy estates. The viticultural origin of the family dates back to the beginning of the 19th century and Bruno is the representative of the sixth generation of winemakers. His grandfather, Joseph Clair, originally from Santenay, married Marguerite Daü in 1919, who cultivated vineyards in Marsannay-la-Côte. Joseph Clair acquires vineyards in Gevrey-Chambertin (including Chambertin Clos-de-Bèze and Cazetiers), Morey-Saint-Denis (including Bonnes Mares) and Chambolle-Musigny. In 1954 the company was renamed as Domaine Clair-Dau and vineyards were gradually acquired throughout the Cote des Nuits. The Domaine as we know it today was established in 1986 and today the children of Bruno and Isabelle are also engaged in the company with their roles: Edouard, Margaux and Arthur.
Pinot Noir 100%
Produced from Pinot Noir grapes, it is cultivated on an area of 1 hectare of land with a clayey-limestone soil. The subsoil is characterized by Prémeaux limestone, entroques limestone and clayey limestone. The vines are exposed to east/south-east, at an altitude of 315 metres. The vines were planted in 1957 and 1973. During the vinification, we use 30-50% whole bunches and a 10-15 day maceration in wooden vats. Aging takes place in oak barrels for 18-20 months, of which about 35% are new barrels.
The wine shows an intense ruby color, balanced aromas of red fruits and offers an extraordinary complexity, depth and a nice persistence. It is a wine that reaches its full maturity after a minimum of 6-7 years of aging.
This wine goes well with red meat dishes, such as grilled beef fillet or braised wild boar. It is also excellent with aged cheeses. Large meditation bottle.