Domaine Bruno Clair
Bruno Clair, founded the domaine which bears his name in 1979. The domaine at that time included plots in Marsannay and Fixin, the Dominode vineyard in Savigny-les-Beaune, and a large plot lying fallow in Morey-St.-Denis - "En la Rue de Vergy.
He is the son of Bernard Clair (1920-2005) and the grandson of Joseph Clair (1889-1971), originator of the famous Domaine Clair-Daü which was founded in Marsannay in 1919.
Following Joseph's death, family disagreements led to the dismantling of the Domain Clair-Daü in 1985.
In 1986, 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.
More vineyards were purchased by the estate in 1993, inlcuding Corton-Charlemagne, Pernand-Vergelesses and Aloxe-Corton, and in 1996 Gevrey-Chambertin Petite Chapelle was added to bring the size of the domaine to more than 23 hectares (56.8326 acres).
Location: Marsannay-la-Côte, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy
Size: 24.02 ha (59.4 ac)
Varieties: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Aligoté
Viticulture: Lutte raisonnée (converting to organic)
Vinification: From mostly de-stemmed to 40% whole-cluster, indigenous yeast fermentation. 20-50% new oak.
- Varietals: Aligote , Chardonnay , Pinot Noir
- Agricultural Standards: Organic , Sustainable