Chambolle Musigny, Les Veroilles
Bruno Clair

Chambolle Musigny, Les Veroilles,

Destination

vintage

Bruno Clair, Chambolle Musigny, Les Veroilles, 2009

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
Bruno Clair, Chambolle Musigny, Les Veroilles, 2009

Véroilles is one of the highest vineyards in the commune producing tense, high-toned wines that retain that Chambolle charm and texture. Suave, round and ripe sumptuous fruit, this is so effortless it glides across the palate, flavours of red cherry, mulberry and griotte — refined and focused to the long finish.

ABV:
13%
89-91/100
Antonio Galloni, Vinous
Clair's 2009 Chambolle-Musigny Les Veroilles caresses the palate with layers of soft yet intensely perfumed fruit. This shows lovely inner fragrance, superb balance and a soft, engaging personality. It will be virtually impossible to resist in its youth.
Date Reviewed:
05/2011

specifications

country:
France
region:
Burgundy
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Producer:
Bruno Clair
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Allergen Information:
This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.
Bruno Clair

Bruno Clair

Bruno Clair started his own domaine in 1979 with small holdings in Marsannay, Fixin, Morey and Savigny Dominode. Alongside this sat his family's Clair-Dau estate, one of the great Burgundian domaines, however following the death of his grandfather Joseph Clair family disaggreements sadly lead to its dismantling in 1985. The following year, to add to his own small domaine, 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. Bruno Clair’s wings are spread widely over the Côte d’Or covering nine appellations in total.

Bruno, first and foremost, is a vigneron 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 ageing process. New oak, though used, is kept relatively low - rarely going above 40% even for the Grands Crus. Edouard and Arthur Clair, Bruno's sons, are an exciting, committed new generation gradually taking over, gently introducing a few enhancements such as increased whole bunch percentages and less sulphur usage. There is no doubt that Bruno Clair have upped their game over the last ten years and have well and truly broken into the top league of estates in the Côte de Nuits.

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