Clos de l'Arlot Monopole Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru 2001 - Wine


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

The Style of the Wine

The finesse and elegance of this wine convey an irresistible impression of immediate pleasure. It starts off with a radiant, complex bouquet with a combination of notes of raspberries, red currants, cherries and strawberries with floral nuances. The dialogue continues in the mouth with the discovery of a red wine with a delicate, elegant structure and good underlying concentration. This is a well-balanced wine with supple tannins which wins one over with its never-ending length, which emphasizes the red fruit flavours.

The Terroir

The originality of this precious terroir appears to be its diversity. The two hectares of Clos de l'Arlot rouge which surround the historic house illustrate in fact two types of ground, which are more or less deep and more or less steep. The complexity of this wine comes from the combination of the different ground it comes from.

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- The two terroirs At the bottom of the slope the old Pinot Noir vines are on marly limestone; at the top, on the plateau, stones mixed with clay have been found to help ripeness and are currently planted with young vines. - Harvesting made to measure The grapes are sorted twice: in the vineyard and then again on the sorting table. The grapes are left whole and are put into vats using gravity and then left to carry out their enzymatic process of maturation. They end up splitting naturally after a few days; their juice is freed and this sets off the alcoholic fermentation. - Only a selection of grapes from the old vines is used to make the Clos de l'Arlot. The fruit from the younger vines is reserved for Le Petit Arlot.

The Weather

What strong contrasts there were with the weather : a rainy winter, a spring and beginning of summer which were damp and cold, and three weeks of hot weather in August. A lovely Indian summer ensured that the quality of the harvest was good.

The Harvest

It was quite late and took place between September 24th and 30th with cold nights and lovely sun during the day.

The Grapes

Rigorous sorting meant that the grapes that were brought back to the winery were perfectly healthy. It must be pointed out that yields were very low for vines hit by hail in May.


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