Marsannay, Blanc, Les Longeroies
Bruno Clair

Marsannay, Blanc, Les Longeroies, 2017


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vintage


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Portfolio
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2017

75cl

DP

£27.41


2017

75cl

DP

£27.41


2017

6x75cl

DP

£164.42



Bruno Clair, Marsannay, Blanc, Les Longeroies, 2017

2017

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Bruno Clair, Marsannay, Blanc, Les Longeroies, 2017
Maturity:
Keep/Drink
ABV:
13%
90-92/100
Neal Martin, Vinous

The 2017 Marsannay Les Longeroies has a very well defined bouquet, powdered basalt infusing fruit that feels slightly darker than the Les Grasses-Têtes. The palate is medium-bodied with a fresh, saline entry. Plenty of energy here, and great precision and brightness on the mineral-driven finish. This is seriously fine Marsannay.
Date Reviewed:
01/2019

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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