Domaine de L'Arlot 2018 "Clos du Chapeau" Côte de Nuits Villages, Burgundy, France
Domaine L'Arlot 2018 "Clos du Chapeau" Côte de Nuits Villages, Burgundy, France
Name of Winemaker/Chef du Cave: Géraldine Godot
Grape Varieties: Pinot Noir
Soil Type: Named after the hatshaped vineyard the grapes come from in the village of Comblanchien, the 1.6HA lot is a mix of clay and limestone.
Vinification/Oak Usage: Manual harvest, native yeast fermentation.
Aging: 10-15 % new barrels; bottled after being raised for 14 months in barrel.
Tasting Notes: A generous, medium-bodied wine meant to be enjoyed in it's youth. This wine always provides a fantastic snapshot of enjoyable, juicy red Burgundy. Black currants, red cherry, hints of earthy spice and a quaffable, long finish. Meant to be enjoyed in it's youth.
History of the Domaine:
Located just south of Nuits Saint Georges, in the village of Prémeaux-Prissey, is Domaine de l’Arlot, a winery formally established in 1987, but with a history that extends over 100 years back to the late 19th century. The domaine is operated out of a 200 year old building found within the Clos de l’Arlot, a 4 hectare walled vineyard created by Jean-Charles Vienot at the end of the 18th century. His son later expanded the estate, and eventually the domaine came to hold two Premier Cru monopoles: Clos des Forets Saint Georges and Clos de l’Arlot, both located within Nuits Saint Georges. Today, these wines are a benchmark expression for the village of Nuits Saint George, showcasing the hearty complexities of Pinot Noir when grown in the limestone-laden Nuiton soils. Exceptionally, although in the heart of Pinot Noir country in Nuits, Domaine de l’Arlot has also come to be a force for Chardonnay production in the village, producing complex, forward and plush Chardonnays that are unlike any other in the Cote de Nuits. The winery’s biodynamic practices and hands-off approach to vinfication allow their fruit to shine, and each vineyard is vinified with respect to the power and finesse of its fruit.
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