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Domaine Bruno Clair Gevrey Chambertin Premier Cru Clos du Fonteny Monopole Burgundy France, 2015, 750

Domaine Bruno Clair Gevrey Chambertin Premier Cru Clos du Fonteny Monopole Burgundy France, 2015, 750

$ 172.00

Domaine Bruno Clair Gevrey Chambertin Premier Cru Clos du Fonteny Monopole Burgundy France, 2015, 750

  • Size: 0.68 ha (1.66 ac)
  • Variety: Pinot Noir
  • Vine Age: 1/2 planted in 1972, 1/2 in 1987
  • Terroir: Upper part of les Fontenys, poor white clay soil, limestone rocks
  • Viticulture: Organic (not officially certified)
  • Vinification: 40% whole cluster, indigenous yeast fermentation, minimal punch-downs and pump-overs (one each in general per day). Aged for 18 months in barrel (0-50% new oak). Racked once for short blending period in tank before bottling.

Fonteny is 3.73 ha vineyard at the northern end of Gevrey’s grands crus, just after Ruchottes-Chambertin. It sits at 285 to 300 meters' altitude, has a gentle to moderate gradient, and faces east. Jasper Morris believes is “one of the most interesting premiers crus” in Gevrey-Chambertin, partly because of the talent of some of its owners: Bruno Clair, Joseph Roty, and Christian Serafin.

The Clair parcel:

The southern third of the vineyard sits on a little raised plateau, 2 to 10 meters above the rest of the vineyard. This is where Clos du Fonteny is located; Jasper Morris points out it is the better part. Clos du Fonteny is a Clair monopole. It is 0.68 ha, with half the vines planted in 1972, half in 1987.

90-93 BH
"A deeply pitched yet wonderfully elegant nose is comprised by densely fruited aromas of red cherry, cassis, earth, violet and sandalwood. There is a terrific sense of underlying vibrancy to the refined, cool and restrained flavors that possess a taut muscularity on the impressively persistent, well-balanced and mildly austere finale. This is definitely built-to-age and will require at least 6 to 8 years but reward up to 15 or so. In a word, excellent."



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