Savigny Lès Beaune, La Dominode, 1er Cru
    Bruno Clair

    Savigny Lès Beaune, La Dominode, 1er Cru,

    Destination

    vintage

    Bruno Clair, Savigny Lès Beaune, La Dominode, 1er Cru, 2008

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Bruno Clair, Savigny Lès Beaune, La Dominode, 1er Cru, 2008

    A legendary Savigny parcel of extremely old vines may of which were planted back in 1902. Dense, earthy and rich, gripping velvety tannins support a plethora of dark brambly currant, cherry and kirsch fruit flavours with strong mineral and cocoa traces to the long finish.

    ABV:
    13%
    90+/100
    Stephen Tanzer, Vinous
    Good bright, full red. Ripe, slightly medicinal aromas of black cherry, menthol and pepper. Rich, seamless and youthfully backward, with a terrific tight core of spicy raspberry and peppery flavor. Finishes with broad dusty tannins and a strong spice character. Almost Cote de Nuits-like in its tannic structure, this wine really calls for seven or eight years of patience.
    Date Reviewed:
    03/2011

    specifications

    country:
    France
    region:
    Burgundy
    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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