Domaine Bruno Clair - Gevrey Chambertin - 1er Cru Cazetiers - red - 2016 - 750 ml
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WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
“The 2016 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers was not touched by the frost according to Bruno. I could not quite get to grips with the somewhat earthy nose, just missing the brightness that I was expecting. Maybe some reduction? The palate is intense and tensile with fine-grain tannin, plenty of zinging red berry fruit and a spicy, assertive finish that is brimming full of energy. It will need five or six years in bottle but despite the reduction I can see the potential here.”Neal Martin, Wine Advocate
Bruno Clair is the son of Bernard Clair (1920-2005) and the grandson of Joseph Clair (1889-1971), originator of the famous Domaine Clair-Daü 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 St-Jacques, Vosne-Romanée, Clos du Fonteny and Chambolle- Musigny. More vineyards were purchased by the estate in 1993, including Corton- Charlemagne, Pernand-Vergelesses and Aloxe-Corton, and in 1996 Gevrey- Chambertin Petite Chapelle was added to bring the size of the Domaine to more than 23 hectares (56.8326 acres).
Bruno Clair maintains a rigorous selection of the best vines of pinot noir and chardonnay. This selection also concentrates on finding vines that have a good resistance to diseases and are free from viruses. With regard to viticulture, Domaine Bruno Clair believes in the total absence of chemical fertilizers and the exclusive use of compost.
From: France, Burgundy, Cote de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin
Variety: Pinot Noir