Marsannay, Les Grasses Tetes
    Bruno Clair

    Marsannay, Les Grasses Tetes,

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    Bruno Clair, Marsannay, Les Grasses Tetes, 2019

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Bruno Clair, Marsannay, Les Grasses Tetes, 2019
    ABV:
    13.5%
    89-91/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2019 Marsannay Les Grasses Têtes has a perfumed bouquet with red cherries, raspberry and wilted rose petals, nicely focused. The palate is medium-bodied with candied red fruit mixed with cassis and touches of vanilla towards the finish. Something joyful about this cuvée this year.
    Date Reviewed:
    12/2020

    specifications

    country:
    France
    region:
    Burgundy
    Appellation:
    Producer:
    Bruno Clair
    style:
    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.

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