Domaine BRUNO CLAIR Gevrey-Chambertin 2017
Region: Gevrey-Chambertin, Bourgogne, France
Grape Varieties: 100% Pinot Noir
Always one of the more joyous, open and engaging Gevreys. There is the typical breadth and fullness you find in the wines of this commune but here you find in addition a less typical forward fruitiness and perfume that utterly seduces. Full but delicate, expansive and caressing. This gently coats the mouth rather than forcing itself. Beautiful, fine, strawberry, red cherry and cherry stone fruit. Bold but beautiful. This comes from two plots on rich clay soils, Les Carrougots and En Jouise.
Domaine Bruno Clair
Bruno Clair is the son of Bernard Clair (1920-2005) and the grandson of Joseph Clair (1889-1971), originator of the famous Domaine ClairDaü which was founded in Marsannay in 1919. Following Joseph’s death, family disagreements led to the dismantling of the Domaine Clair-Daü in 1985. In 1986, Bruno was entrusted with the vineyards of his parents, brothers and sisters which included those of Clos de Bèze, Cazetiers, Clos Saint-Jacques, Vosne-Romanée, Clos du Fonteny and Chambolle-Musigny. More vineyards were purchased by Bruno Clair in 1993, including Corton-Charlemagne, PernandVergelesses and Aloxe-Corton. In 1996 Gevrey-Chambertin "Petite Chapelle" was added to bring the size of the Domaine to more than 23 hectares.
Bruno is working with his wife Isabelle and his son Edouard joined the Domaine in 2012. Very involved in the vine cultivation, Edouard is progressively converting the Domaine to organic production. In 2018, Bruno & Isabelle's second son Arthur joined the Domaine and he will work on the commercial dimension.