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Domaine Bruno Clair Marsannay Les Vaudenelles 2013

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The soils of Marsannay are unfortunately little known worldwide and the wines too often underestimated. Because the commune does not have the prestige of its famous neighbours in the south, the wines of Marsannay are often drunk too young. Our soils give rather tannic and well-structured red wines. Waiting for 3 to 8 years according to the vintage often proves essential to maximize the qualitative potential of the wine and your pleasure. The soil of les Vaudenelles, 1,58 ha - 3.90 acres, is located at the top of the slope; the soil is poor because of the levelling bedrock. It produces a Marsannay that is fine and elegant. Its color is slightly lighter than that of its peers. The wine always has good aromas, is supple and easy to drink. Marsannay-Vaudenelles wines need 3 to 5 years of cellaring to reach their peak.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation Cote de Nuits
Brand Domaine Bruno Clair
  • wa85-87

Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Marsannay les Vaudenelles has a very "natural" bouquet with brambly red fruit - slightly tertiary in style. The palate is medium-bodied with light, slightly stringy tannins but an easygoing finish that slips down the throat. Very fine, but I feel that it is not in the same class as the "Longeroies" or the "en la Rue de Vergy."

Neal Martin, January 2015