2013 Bruno Clair Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Clos du Fonteny 75CL
The 2013 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Clos du Fonteny has an abiding confit-like bouquet: blackcurrants and freshly picked raspberries, chalky scents developing in the glass after.
The palate is medium-bodied with quite rigid tannins, masculine and tight at the moment but there is still plenty of energy on the finish.
Bruno Clair is the grandson of Joseph Clair, of the famous Domaine Clair Daü. He founded his domaine in 1979 in Marsannay and subsequently inherited some of his ancestor’s plots. It is an exclusively family farm which today has 25 hectares.
The vineyard is made up of a myriad of high-quality plots, notably in Gevrey-Chambertin and Morey-Saint-Denis where the wines are among the most popular in the appellation, both white and red.