Clos de l'Arlot (blanc) Monopole Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru 2012 - 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

Pale yellow colour and a bouquet which is rich, powerful and full-bodied without sacrificing any of its habitual refinement. An aromatic palette which takes in everything from distinguished vegetal notes (verbena, mint) to ripe fruits (apricot) and even spring flowers and honeysuckle. Crisp, precise, full and structured on the palate, with remarkable body and density. Builds to a tight, elegant finish. 05/2014

The Weather

It was a mild winter apart from February, which had two very cold weeks. It was very wet from April to July generating significant blossom drop. Fine, sunny weather from mid-August until harvest.

The Harvest

From 20 to 28 September 2012

The Grapes

Blossom drop in June meant that much of the harvest was lost, but the remaining grapes were particularly fine: clusters were small with thick-skinned grapes bursting with aromas. Excellent maturity and grape soundness.


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