Clos de l'Arlot (blanc) Monopole Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru 2011 - 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.

Tasting Note

Very pale yellow robe. Crisp nose, with ‘warm' notes of apricot and ripe peach offset with ‘cool' aromas of citrus fruit and salt. Solid structure, with lively energy and a persistent hint of salt. Full-bodied and forthright, with a good length of flavour and a bright future ahead. (March 2013)

The Weather

It was summery in spring, which gave the vegetative cycle a good head start. The weather during summer was unstable and kept changing, alternating hot, sunny days with spells of rain. The weather became stable and sunny again from the beginning of September.

The Harvest

On September 2nd, we began with the whites to preserve the freshness and tension, then the Clos de l'Arlot's young vines, (in the sunny sector and therefore early). We ended with the Clos des Forêts' old vines on September 9th.

The Grapes

The rigorousness of the sorting was a determinant factor. At the domaine, all of our pickers are our usual ones who are fully aware of the importance of this selection. They did it so well that not many grapes needed to be removed from the sorting table at the winery.


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