Marsannay, Blanc, Cuvée Source des Roches
Bruno Clair

Marsannay, Blanc, Cuvée Source des Roches, 2022


Destination

vintage

En primeur
En Primeur
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2022
6x75cl
EP
£130.00

2022
6x75cl
EP
£130.00


Bruno Clair, Marsannay, Blanc, Cuvée Source des Roches, 2022

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2022

Tasting Notes


ABV:
13 %

Notes

This looks likely to be the last vintage for Sources de Roches, as the various plots will be separated out into single vineyard bottlings as of 2023 – good news for all the lovers of single vineyard Marsannay Blanc out there! As a swansong, this offers up a good deal more crisp intensity than the straight Marsannay Blanc, with a salty edge cutting into silky flowing white fruits and lemon zest. Lip smacking stuff.


specifications

country:
France

region:
Burgundy

Appellation:

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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