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.
The Chardonnay grapes come from clayey-limestone soils. The vineyards are exposed to the south-east and located at an altitude of 280 meters. The planting of the vines was carried out in 1988 and 1998. The vinification involves the use of 30% to 50% of whole bunches and maceration in wooden tanks for 10-15 days. The refinement takes place for 18 months in oak barrels
Upon tasting, the wine shows a pale golden color. Floral and mineral notes on the nose and in the mouth make it an elegant and pleasant wine, to be drunk without great effort.
It goes beautifully with fish and shellfish dishes, such as oysters, prawns or salmon. It is also perfect with chicken or turkey dishes, especially when prepared with creamy sauces. It also goes well with soft cheeses or vegetarian dishes based on grilled vegetables.