Arlot, Nuits St. George 1er 'Cuvee Mont des Oiseaux' 2020Regular price $120.00 Save $-120.00
Variety: Pinot Noir
Domaine d'Arlot confirms our notion that wine begins with the producer; place comes in second. The driving force behind l’Arlot is that of Geraldine Godot, who only took over the domaine in 2015. She has been able maintain the values of biodynamic farming for which the domaine is known while bringing her own style to the table. Her approach in the cellar has taken a step back to let the beautiful fruit speak even more plainly; new oak ageing has been lessened and extraction of the fruit is done with more restraint. It would be an understatement to say the 14 hectares of parcels l’Arlot farms are the inspiration behind the exquisite wines being made. De l’Arlot’s fruit comes mostly from several Premier Cru plots in the Cote de Nuit with a couple monopole plots: Clos des Forets Saint Georges and Clos de l’Arlot. Geraldine is more than fortunate to have acquired the land that came along with the estate.
Mont des Oiseaux comes from the younger 25 year old vines from the estate’s namesake 1er Cru Clos de L’Arlot. Here the soil is a mix of both clay and limestone making for a wine with structure and elegant fruit. Fruit is all destemmed which goes on to age in barrels that are 35% new.