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%
The vineyard covers an area of 1 hectare, with clay-limestone soil and marl subsoil in Ostréa. It faces south-east and is located at an altitude of 320 meters. The vines were planted in 1976 and are mainly of the Pinot Noir grape variety.
During the vinification, 10-20% of whole bunches are used, with maceration in wooden tanks for 10-15 days. The refinement takes place for 18-20 months in oak barrels, of which about 25% are new.
The wine has a beautiful ruby red color and notes of fresh fruit are perceived on the nose. It has a remarkable freshness and a nice balance.
It goes beautifully with red meat dishes, such as beef or duck. Its freshness and balance make it a perfect companion to game dishes, such as venison or wild boar. It is also excellent to be enjoyed with hard cheeses, such as Parmesan or Pecorino.