Bruno Clair酒莊(位在勃根地的Marsannay村莊)的歷史，從祖父Joseph當年推動整個產區更換Aligoté白葡萄和Gamay紅葡萄轉為種植 Pinot Noir和Chardonnay開始，且為了應對當時慘淡的紅酒銷售，首創了Marsannay產區的粉紅酒(Marsannay仍是目前唯一可同時生產 紅酒, 白酒與粉紅酒的勃根地村莊)，使得這個位在金丘(Cote d'Or)最北邊的小村子一舉"轉型"成功，而使得Clair家族在Marsannay一直都扮演著舉足輕重的角色，現在的Bruno Clair酒莊是由Joseph的孫子Bruno Clair於1978年成立(前身即為祖父創立的Clari-Dau)。
Bruno Clair被"The Great Domaines of Burgundy"一書形容為 "The highly knowledgeable"，同時林裕森的新作中也這樣形容: "不僅是村內最菁英的酒莊, 也是金丘區重要的經典酒莊. ...無論葡萄園等級高低, 都很值得細心品嘗..."
Bruno Clair 堅信"地塊"及"老藤"是釀造精彩黑皮諾兩個最重要的因素，他不僅擁有相當多特級園 (Grand Cru) 及一級園 (Premier Cru)，也保存了相當多的"老藤”，例如：Chambertin los de Beze Grand Cru栽植於 1912 年以及Clos St Jacques 1er Cru栽植於 1957年... (雖然位於Marsannay, 但是Bruno Clair擁有許多其他村莊的特級與一級葡萄園).
艱困的13年分, Bruno Calir的三個村莊作品:
1.13 Bruno Clair, Gevrey Chambertin @NT$2,990(美國稅前均價NT$3,226)
2.13 Bruno Clair, Chambolle-Musigny Les Véroilles@NT$2,990(美國稅前均價NT$3,321)
The 2013 Chambolle Musigny les Veroilles is initially reticent on the nose and demands coaxing, eventually reluctantly revealing redcurrant jus and pomegranate scents. The palate is medium-bodied with an abiding sense of symmetry and poise, the acidity beautifully judged and very harmonious toward the silky, almost Vosne-like finish that oozes class.
Bruno Clair, attired in his regulation red lumberjack jacket, was quietly pleased about his 2013s when I visited his winery in Marsannay. “We did a lot of work in the vineyard during September, removing damaged or rot affected berries,” he told me. “We picked on 3 and 4 October for the white and the rose because the colors were changing quickly, so we had to harvest. Then we commenced the picking for the reds on 6 October. The malolactic fermentation finished by the end of July and the wines were much more expressive afterwards.” When I asked Bruno if it brought to mind any other vintages, he compared the 2013s to the 1991, a vintage that was reportedly difficult to taste in its infancy but is now rightly regarded as a great Burgundy vintage. This domaine has really upped the ante in recent years. Much like Rossignol-Trapet, to take just one example, they produced good, from time to time excellent, wines a decade ago. Now their wines are imbued with an additional level of precision and that rustic edge has been replaced by refinement without compromising on character. Take the Bonnes-Mares for example. It’s a vineyard tricky to get right, balancing the juvenile ebullience of the fruit with a sense of complexity and authority befitting a grand cru. Bruno’s 2013 is a brilliant example, one of the finest that I encountered during my tastings. Welcome to Bruno Clair's purple patch...long may it continue.
3.13 Bruno Clair, Vosne Romanee "Les Champs Perdrix@NT$3,600(美國稅前均價NT$3,938)
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