Bourgogne Ajourd'hui N° 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-Côtes 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 !".
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