Domaine Bruno Clair - Marsannay Rose - Burgundy 2017 - 750 ml
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 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.
Bruno Clair Rosé
Bruno Clair rosé pays homage to the family’s history as it was his grandfather (upon returning from the war in 1919) who decided to try vinifying his Pinot Noir grapes into rosé wine for the first time in the Marsannay area. The characteristics of this rosé are the fruit and the unique flavors of Pinot Noir. The rosé of Marsannay is a wine to be savored in all seasons and a good accompaniment to poultry and pork dishes, such as ham with parsley. Contrary to what one might expect, the rosé of Marsannay, to reach its peak, should be kept in storage for at least a year in stainless vats and therefore is not a young wine.
Region: Burgundy, Marsannay
Varietal: Pinot Noir 100%