Bourgogne Ajourd'hui NÂ° 87
How could one imagine more different father and son than the thundering Denis clair and his very reserved
son Jean Baptiste ? "He studied in Alsace and brought a rigor in the work of white wines that fit his character",
says the father laughing, triggering a sigh from his son. No dout they form an original pair in a domaine that is
original too. They work about fifteen hectares (five of Chardonnay) from Puligny Montrachet to
Santenay and the Hautes-CÃ´tes de Beaune. In the early 80s, Denis Clair was
one of the precursors of long cold premacerations of Pinot Noir in order to obtain more colorful, concentrated
and tasty wines. Jean-Baptiste brings his ideas, like trying, in 2009, eco-friendly culture. "Oh ? I didn't knew
about that" cracks the father laughing his head off and continues : "Since the early 2000, the young people
change a lot of things and it's a good thing !".
Back to the press review
The fresh fruit dominate the nose. Matter and amplitude on the palate, but this wine needs to be
layed down before it softens.
This wine has potential with an harmonious, balanced, fresh, round and fruity palate.
Fresh nose most characterized by eucalyptus and spice notes. The palate is still closed but it
feels like a promising wine.
Precise nose where white flowers and vanilla notes express themselves. The palate is straight,
balanced and fresh.
Thin and fresh nose with a discreet oaky smell. The palate is balanced and straight. A wine to lay
down a bit.