Clos de l'Arlot Monopole Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru 2003 - 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

Everyone remembers the heatwave which ignited summer. The great heat and drought lasted so long that they really made a mark on the vintage.

The Harvest

Harvesting had never been so extremely early. Picking began with the whites on August 26th, and on September 4th, all the grapes had been picked.

The Grapes

Small grapes with thick skins, and perfectly ripe stems and pips. A high-quality harvest but with very low yields, less than half the size of a normal crop.


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