If you go south from Dijon - just beyond the suburbs - the first wine
producing village with its own appellation is Marsannay. Ever since
the twenties a rosé is produced which is one of the most elegant
in whole of France. We visited Bruno Clair, the grandson of the originator
of this particular rosé and tasted some of his wines.
Domaine Bruno Clair
The property of the Domaine Bruno Clair is rather large for Burgundy measures. It consists partly of the legendary Domaine Clair-Daü that was split up in the eighties. Bruno Clair owns climates in many places in the Côte d'Or.
Similar to many excellent domains of the Côte d'Or, the 1996 was completely sold out. And even what was left over wasn't much. A very good relation between price and quality you find with the several Marsannay climates. Burgundies that are full bodied and also fine, but at the same time not too complex, but they represent never the less fine, typical Burgundies. You can study and follow the terroir concept which plays an important role in the Côte d'Or with the three different Maresennay climates Les Grasses Têtes, Les Vaudenelles and Les Longeroies.