Marsannay, Blanc, Cuvée Source des Roches
    Bruno Clair

    Marsannay, Blanc, Cuvée Source des Roches,



    Bruno Clair, Marsannay, Blanc, Cuvée Source des Roches, 2015

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Bruno Clair, Marsannay, Blanc, Cuvée Source des Roches, 2015

    Lovely crisp orchard fruit, ripe flavours but with a more digest and tense character than the regular Marsannay, distinctive notes of limestone, crushed rocks and mineral make for a refreshing, fine and savoury finish. A selection of parcels from the higher slopes of Marsannay where the soils are poor and extremely stony. A blend of 85% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Blanc age in a mixture of tank and oak foudres.

    Drink Up
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2020 Marsannay Blanc Cuvée Source des Roches possesses much more mineralité on the nose than the Village Cru, crushed rock and light sea spray scents allied with lemon pith. The palate is well balanced with a tensile opening, quite steely at first, with vanilla and shaved almond emerging on the expressive finish. Very fine.
    Date Reviewed:
    Drinking Window:
    2023 - 2030


    Bruno Clair
    Grape Variety:
    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.

    discover Bruno Clair