Le Petit Arlot Nuits Saint Georges 2004 - Wine


Le Petit Arlot Nuits Saint Georges
Le Petit Arlot Nuits Saint Georges

The Style of the Wine

This is above all a Nuits Saint Georges marked by its origin in the terroir of the Clos de l'Arlot. It already has its characteristics: a very aromatic nose with touches of flowers, spices and tobacco. Soft and delicate, it distinguishes itself by its finesse, freshness and elegance. It is a wine for pleasure with a maturity and characteristic crispness and reveals itself with sincerity and simplicity.

The Terroir

The Petit Arlot comes from the youngest Clos de l'Arlot rouge vines which were planted from 1998 to 2000). It could naturally claim the appellation Nuits Saint Georges premier Cru. However the Domaine has chosen to classify it under the appellation Nuits Saint Georges Village, to give time for the roots to reach down deep into the subsoil and for it to fully express all the elegance and fullness of this great terroir. Located in the upper part of the Clos, the soil is not very deep and lies on hard Premeaux limestone and white oolite.

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A microclimate The level of ripeness is always high in this part of the Clos de l'Arlot. This is because the Petit Arlot lies above a natural amphitheatre and under a wall 2 m high. These local topographical factors maximize sunshine right from sunrise and all through the day. The vines ripen a few days earlier than their counterparts at the bottom of the Clos and we often start off with this plot when picking the reds.

The Weather

Rain, hail, storms...There was a long spell of particularly temperamental weather which went on until the end of August. It was magnificent though for the whole of the month of September, which was truly beneficial for the harvest.

The Harvest

The long period of bad weather meant that harvesting was delayed. It started on September 28th and ended on October 6th.

The Grapes

The exceptional weather in September meant that the grapes were well-ripened and had a very good level of natural alcohol. Yields turned out to be slightly higher than normal.


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