Bruno Clair started his own domaine in 1979 with small holdings in Marsannay, Fixin, Morey and Savigny Dominode. Bruno Clair’s wings are spread widely over the Côte d’Or covering nine appellations in total. Bruno, first and foremost, is a vigneron and, with the help of winemaker Philippe Brun, produces some of Burgundy’s purest examples, adopting an approach that involves back-breaking vineyard work and minimal intervention winemaking, using a mixture of large old wooden foudres and smaller barriques for the long slow aging process.
Full but lush ripe hedgerow and plum fruits with lively saline and sap notes. Powerful and dense for a Marsannay but with such an enticing, velvety texture. A great Marsannay vineyard on poor soil, situated mid-slope, that is one of the prime candidates for elevation to Premier Cru status.