Domaine de l'Arlot Nuits-St.-Georges 'Clos des Forets' 1er Cru
Domaine de l'Arlot Nuits-St.-Georges 'Clos des Forets' 1er Cru

Domaine de l'Arlot Nuits-St.-Georges 'Clos des Forets' 1er Cru

Burgundy, France 2021 (750mL)
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Domaine de l'Arlot Nuits-St.-Georges 'Clos des Forets' 1er Cru

The heart of this Burgundian superstar property was formed in the 18th century, with the rise of the wall demarcating the original limits of the estate, as well as the surrounding vineyard, the “Clos de l’Arlot.” Today, under the careful eye of Technical Director Géraldine Godot, the house remains small but continues rising in esteem, biodynamically farming 14 hectares of grapes, including two other monopole (solely owned) vineyards: “Clos des Forêts St-Georges,” and “Clos du Chapeau.” Long known for their use of 100% whole cluster fermentation, and 100% new oak, Geraldine has slowly dialed that back over the years and now makes decisions on stem inclusion and oak treatment wine by wine, vintage by vintage, but there will usually be some stems and at least a little new oak.

Of the three monopoles that l’Arlot produces, Clos des Forêts Saint-Georges is the deepest and most structured. The classic red cherries of Pinot Noir mingle with a firm presence of blackberries and black currents, along with hints of licorice, leather, violets, cinnamon, and blood orange. With a medium to medium-full body and firm tannins, the “Forêts” is built well for the cellar, and indeed any Burgundy collector should make sure a few bottles are included in their stash. If you want to try a bottle in the next 2-3 years be sure to give it a good decant in order to maximize the full spectrum of aromas and flavors. 2021 was a super classic vintage, producing wines of excellent balance, structure, and finesse. It’s a must get for any Pinot Noir lover.

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