- Domaine de l'Arlot
- Côte de Nuits-Villages
- Pinot Noir
- 2021 - 2028
- Case size
Goedhuis, December 2019
These vines are in the small commune of Comblanchien lying between Nuits St Georges and Ladoix-Serrigny. A medley of cherry and raspberries make for a soft approachable wine. An appealing bright clipped freshness and very fine, unassuming tannins flow through the palate. Lovely.
Neal Martin, January 2020,
The 2018 Côte de Nuits Village Clos du Chapeau has an open-knit, generous bouquet of red cherries and crushed strawberry fruit, hints of crushed rose petal emerging with time. The medium-bodied palate offers fine tannin. Taut and crisp with a vivacious, tart red cherry finish and a lightly spicy aftertaste. Delicious. 2020 - 2028
Burghound, January 2020,
Here the expressive nose is aromatically similar to that of the Hautes Côtes but with just a bit more layering. The sleek, very intense and beautifully well-detailed middle weight flavors are not quite as rich but finer, all wrapped in a serious, rustic and structured finish that leaves no doubt that this will need at least a few years of cellaring first. Drink 2025+
Domaine de l'Arlot
Domaine de l'Arlot was created in 1987 when AXA Millésimes purchased the property in Prémeaux, just south of Nuits St Georges. Its history as a domaine, however, stretches back far into the Burgundian annals passing through the Vienot and Belin dynasties before AXA’s acquisition. The domaine’s recent history has been shaped by the influence of Jean-Pierre de Smet who ran the domaine for almost two decades before Christian Seely took over direction. In 2014 Christian installed Géraldine Godot as technical manager and winemaker. A native Burgundian, she is a qualified microbiologist and oenologist, and looks set for a bright future at this Côte de Nuits estate. The domaine favours whole bunch fermentation, seeking to produce wines with refinement and finesse. (Not to be confused with Domaine Arlaud in Morey St Denis.)
Côte de Nuits-Villages
This communal appellation covers the vineyards of Fixin, Brochon, Premeaux, Comblanchien, and Corgoloin. Spread along the length of the Cotes de Nuits the wines of the different communes are, unsurprisingly, varied, reflecting a range of different exposures and nuances of soild type. The vast majority of production is red, with just a smattering of Chardonnay grown. The reds can offer very good value from the better producers.