Clos de l'Arlot (blanc) Monopole Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru 2010 - Wine


Clos de l'Arlot (blanc) Monopole Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru
Clos de l'Arlot (blanc) Monopole Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru

The Style of the Wine

This wine is recognizable by its golden, brilliant and clear colour. The pleasure starts with the very fine nose which evokes white flowers and exotic fruit, honey and vanilla. It carries on in the mouth where one discovers a full, generous wine whose roundness, suppleness and freshness express the very notion of harmony. It concludes on a mineral note which sharpens its complexity.

The Terroir

The terroir of the Clos de l'Arlot blanc is rugged and rocky. The hillsides are so steep that all work on the vines, often performed with the help of machinery, is done by hand here. Such painstaking work is necessary and worthwile for this vineyard of unique quality and character.

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- The taste of tradition: for the Clos de l'Arlot blanc, aromas and flavours are extracted in the most natural way. It is fermented at low temperature to capture the best of the fruit character of the grapes and express the radiance of the great Chardonnay. - The particularly striking and seductive thing about this exceptional white wine is its tension, the rich contrast between the firmness and opulence. It perfectly illustrates the idea of a classic burgundy, made without any concession to fashion. It modulates the fruit and makes it play on the length of the mouth, to animate its originality and impose its seductiveness. - The grapes which come from young vines are vinified separately and make up a cuvée labelled La Gerbotte, Nuits Saint Georges Blanc.

The Weather

A -19°C frost in December killed some vines and destroyed numerous buds. Cold rain during flowering caused substantial failure of bloom. Though the year began with this exceptional weather, the rest of the winegrowing season saw more classic conditions.

The Harvest

Started in sunshine on September 23rd and lasted until October 1st, classically beginning with the young vines and ending with the Clos des Forêts' old vines. Overall the state of the grapes was good, with small bunches and a high proportion of millerandage.

The Grapes

Good quality but quantities were very low! With the ups and downs in the weather, we talked about earlier, we recorded yields which were record-breakingly low.


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