MARCH SPECIAL OFFER CAHRDONNAY & PINOT NOIR FROM BURGUNDY
DOMAINE FRANCOISE & DENIS CLAIR
Created in 1986 when Denis set out to bottle his own wine – The Clair family had owned parcels in the Santenay area for generations. Initially stretching over only 12 acres of Pinot Noir, today the domaine has expanded to 37 acres, mainly with the acquisition of Chardonnay plots from the best terroirs in Saint-Aubin, where Françoise was born and where the winery is located.
Denis built the domaine’s reputation through seductive red wines. Their son, Jean- Baptiste Clair, joined the family business in 2000 and quickly elevated the production of white wines to the highest levels of quality. The domaine takes great effort to work as organically as possible. The fruit is hand-picked and the wines are fermented by indigenous yeasts. Sulfite addition is minimal. Like most winemakers at the highest level, the aim is to produce wines that speak of the land they are from.
Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly 2017
One of the top Premier Cru sites of Saint-Aubin situated directly behind the Grand Cru hill
of Montrachet and below Les Murgers des Dents de Chien, another top vineyard of Saint-
Aubin. The plot is very chalky and faces due southwest. Vinified and aged entirely in oak
barrels (20% new). The wine is aged for 10-15 months before bottling, depending on the
vintage characteristics. This is the height of Saint-Aubin terroir, opulent and complex with
the potential of developing in a cellar over the next 5+ years. 1,500 bottles annual
Regularly $55.99 1-5 Bottles (15% off) = $47.59/Bottle or 6+ Bottles = $44.79/Bottle
Santenay 1er Cru Clos de Tavannes 2017
Regularly $44.99 1-5 Bottles (15% off) = $38.24/Bottle or 6+ Bottles = $35.99/Bottle
The terroir Plot for this Premier Cru of Pinot Noir vines is located on the edge of Chassagne
structured wine in the Clair cellar. Colour is bright, medium-deep ruby-purple, with aromas
which are pungent with red and black fruit freshness. The palate is richly built, with impressive
fruit concentration, dense middle and ripe tannins in perfect balance.